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September 9, 2022

"The production is strong, his vocals shine and from the opening track – the title track – he has a brand of country-rock that sees your foot tapping along from the off.  Melodically, this is a stand out collection as those choruses will get stuck in your head."

Zoe Hodges - Maverick Magazine (London, UK)


September 4, 2022

"Yanek is a first rate songwriter who seems to have just appeared on the scene.  Yet he delivered Across The Landscape in 2005.  So seventeen years later we have this one.  Let's hope the gap is much shorter next time." 

Jim Hynes - Making A Scene


September 3, 2022

Long Overdue has debuted on the RMR Americana Top 50 Album Chart at No. 25!  CLICK LINK

And three songs have all landed on the Top 50  Americana Song Chart as well, with Long Overdue at No. 39! CLICK LINK

 August 25, 2022

"Long Overdue represents an important step for Steve Yanek and a very pleasant ones for us listeners." 

Remo Ricaldone for Lonestar Time (Italy)


"Yanek is a true inspiration to aspiring soft rock/Americana artists out there."

Tamara Jenna - TJPL News (UK)


August 16, 2022

"There is a nice mixture going on here, and fans of typical American singer/songwriter heartland pop/rock need to check out this great album!"

Gabor Kleinbloesem for Strutter Magazine (Netherlands)


August 12, 2022

"Credit Yanek with being so willing to express his inner feelings and making himself so vulnerable, all at the same time.  Suffice it to say Long Overdue was well worth the wait."

Lee Zimmerman - American Songwriter


August 5, 2022

"Long Overdue goes beyond what is imagined and is a true masterpiece!"   

Vitor Franceschini - Roadie Music Mag 


July 26, 2022

Great review from Belgium in Rootstime - Thank you!

“We have previously compared the voice and the music of the American singer-songwriter Steve Yanek with those of his own musical idols Jackson Browne and James Taylor. With the legendary multi-instrumentalist Jeff Pevar at the helm as producer, Steve Yanek is now releasing his newest record ‘Long Overdue’ containing ten self-penned tracks that do one by one confirm his incredible talent as vocalist and composer.“Valère Sampermans 


July 25, 2022

Long Overdue makes Lars Svensson's "Best of July" at Rootsy (Sweden) CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW

July 23, 2022

4.5 Stars for Long Overdue from Philip Varhaege with Keys And Chords (Belgium)! 


July 22, 2022

Next up is Like Now!  This is the third song we're rolling out ahead of the August 5th album release.  Available on all global streaming platforms today!

July 13, 2022

Amazing review for Long Overdue by John Apice from Americana Highways!

"Yanek is simply adept at what he does. Whether a fully arranged assault on the senses or a simple almost lullaby-like “Goodbye,” he effectively provides the listener with exciting, satisfying melodies that are showcased superbly.  Not a bad song in the bunch."  


July 9, 2022

Thank you Chris Spector and Midwest Record

"Smart writing, good singing and a solid knack for corralling the elements to make it all work. Right in the pocket to power a fun night out." 


July 1, 2022

New single, Long Overdue, is out today!  It's the title track and features the late, great T Lavitz on piano & B3 Organ!

June 22, 2022

All The Sorrow is streaming now!  This is the first single from my album, Long Overdue.  New lyric video is on YouTube!  Click here to watch ALL THE SORROW VIDEO 

May 1, 2022 - Major Update 

I've been working on two album projects simultaneously over the past two years and they're both coming into full focus at this point.  The first project is called "Long Overdue," and we are currently looking at a n August, 5th release.  It's a collaboration of sorts with my friend Jeff Pevar, who's producing it, and will include 3 songs from a session we did several years ago with Rod Morgenstein (Winger and Dixie Dregs), and the late T Lavitz (Dixie Dregs).  Plus several new songs  that include Billy Payne (Little Feat) and  Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp).  To preview a few songs from this  project click here  LONG OVERDUE.  More info coming soon!

The second project is called "September," and it's a collection of brand new songs written over the past two years and recorded in my  studio and I've been releasing songs as digital singles since August, 2021.   Although I will continue to post songs from this album  here SEPTEMBER, the plan is to officially release the album in January 2023. 

April 14, 2022 - Recording has been completed on Long Overdue.  Ten songs to mix and master and artwork to complete!

February 18, 2022 - New single, Count Every Moment, coming next week on February 25th! 

January 17, 2022 - Lots of new music planned for 2022 CLICK HERE FOR STORY from Hemifran.

January 14, 2022 - I Could Use A Little Rain will be released in two weeks on January 28th.

December 10, 2021You Know When It's Right is out on December 17th.

August, 1, 2021 - New single, Summer Days, August 6th.

January 25, 2020 - Hemifran has featured Across The Landscape as Album of the Week!  CLICK HERE FORSTORY

January 21, 2020 - Great review in for Across The Landscape from the Netherlands  CLICK HERE FOR STORY 

December 14, 2020 - Check out this cool review in Rootstime by Valére Sampermans! CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW 

December 13, 2020 - Great review from Blue Desert is up!  CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW

December 11, 2020Across The Landscape has been repressed and released in Europe by Hemifran - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE