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.


SUNY Purchase, Philadelphia, Albany:

Tonight (3/23) @ The Co-op (SUNY Purchase) w/ The Tiny Elephants & Jared Salteil. 8pm/free/all ages - http://www.facebook.com/events/208141972621093/

Tomorrow (3/24) @ TWOB House (Northeast Philadelphia) w/ Trunks & Tales, The Cake Love Bible & more. 5pm/donations welcome/all ages/byobutts - http://www.facebook.com/events/193710707408651/

Tuesday (3/27) @ Albany Social Justice Center (Albany) w/ Ghost Mice + 8pm/5-10$ sliding scale of donation/all ages - http://www.facebook.com/events/323721057663302/


I will have tapes and shirts with me on this string of shows as well as a few records from my collection that I am looking to part with for some $. If you want some merch but I’m not playing near you, you can order some here: http://stevelayman.bigcartel.com/

Reblog and spread the word if you have followers in the areas I’m playing. Lots of news on some late spring shows and full length stuff to come as well as some new songs to post! Thanks for all of the support, it means the world to me.

Upcoming Shows!

3/23 - SUNY Purchase @ The Co-op w/ Basement Band, Chromakid + 7pm/Free

3/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ TWOB House w/ Trunks & Tales + 8pm/3$?

3/27 - Albany, NY @ Social Justice Center w/ Ghost Mice + 7pm/5-10$

4/13 - Oneonta, NY @ Corn Bread’s Palace w/ Koji + 7pm/3$ 

Another Winter Tour Date Confirmed:

Steve Layman/Greg Talamini Winter Tour!

Monday, February 21st
SUNY Purchase @ WPSR Coffeehouse
9pm - price/other acts TBA