Hey, I'm Steve. I was born, raised and currently live in Upstate New York. I write songs sometimes. I released my debut full length "Hope Is All We Have" on Barn Burner Records in 2013. I'm well into the writing process for a follow up LP entitled "Selfish or Selfless". I have no plans for extensive touring in the immediate future, but I will be playing shows in my general area from time to time.

If you do follow me, you can hear demos of new material I'm working on, get information on shows I'm playing, get a glimpse of other aspects of my life and see what all of my friends in (more successful and relevant) bands are up to. You can get in touch directly through my ask box or via email at
stevediwhy (at) gmail (dot) com and thanks a lot for taking a second to check out what I'm doing.

Physical copies of my full length can be purchased at http://barnburnerrecords.limitedrun.com/ and the entire record can be streamed and downloaded for free directly below. Thanks.


Oneonta House Show Tonight


My last Oneonta house show as a college student. Dirtpope, Young Republicans, Baked Potatoes and Tongue Punch are also playing.Come get drunk with me and vomit on my shoes.

STEVE LAYMAN: Upcoming Shows

Thursday, April 4th @ Bluefields Cafe (Oneonta, NY) w/ Alcoa & Dreamtigers (Derek and Jake of Defeater, respectively). 11pm/Free/All Ages/Sober event

Monday, April 22nd @ SUNY Oneonta: Waterfront Cafe w/ Mountain Man, Drug Church, Dirtpope +1 TBA - 7pm/Free/All Ages/Sober Event

NEW SHOW: Defeater After-show w/ Alcoa & Dreamtigers in Oneonta

After the big Defeater show at SUNY Oneonta w/ Casting Curses, My Fictions and Take One Car (http://www.facebook.com/events/131847556997021/) I set up an after show. The dudes in Defeater were nice enough to agree to play their solo stuff and a local cafe was nice enough to host us all.

Alcoa (Derek, Vocalist of Defeater)

Dreamtigers (Jake, Guitarist of Defeater) 

Steve Layman (Oneonta Folk-Punk)

Come to Bluefields after the Defeater show ends, I’ll be playing until there’s a good crowd for the touring dudes. Donations are much appreciated, both for gas money for Derek and Jake and also for the charities/fundraising that Bluefields does. Thanks for the support!

Facebook event for the aftershow: https://www.facebook.com/events/151993318300249/

The Acoustic Basment Tour @ SUNY Oneonta is One Week Away:


Monday, February 4th: this amazing tour is coming to SUNY Oneonta and I have the honor of opening. The Music Industry Club has put pre-sale tickets up online for anyone traveling for the show and tickets are on sale for students at the Hunt Union Information Desk. Keep spreading the word about this great show and I can’t wait to see you all next Monday.


Reblog this post if you’re coming to the show.