Illuminating Headlight Dreams

by Brian Currin, June 2021, originally appeared on SugarMan.org Back in early April 2021, I read a press release announcing a new album coming from Steve Louw and it included the video of a song called “Crazy River”. I loved the big open spaces this song evoked (and enhanced by the video) and the subtleContinue reading “Illuminating Headlight Dreams”

Review: Steve Louw – Headlight Dreams

By Kerneels Breytenbach (read original review in Afrikaans) Old rockers never really retire; in fact if there’s still a flame burning in them they get better and better as the years go by. Steve Louw is such a rocker, and his new album, Headlight Dreams, is note-for-note proof.  In each of the guises we’ve comeContinue reading “Review: Steve Louw – Headlight Dreams”

Great Local Musicians #2020-45: Steve Louw, last heard on All Night Radio | Jive Talking & Eyeballing

From Jive Talking & Eyeballing by Ernesto Garcia Marques, April 2021, edited by Brian Currin, May 2021 Anyone who supported local South African music will remember All Night Radio, the blues rock band from Stellenbosch who were truly world class. I have been meaning to interview Steve for the longest time and now that heContinue reading “Great Local Musicians #2020-45: Steve Louw, last heard on All Night Radio | Jive Talking & Eyeballing”

Wind In Your Hair” b/w “Crazy River” makes NACC Top Folk Adds! Great news from North American College and Community radio!

We wanted to share the great news that Steve Louw’s single grabbed a coveted spot on the NACC Top 5 Folk Adds Chart this week, tying for #2! This is a great accomplishment, because there are dozens upon dozens of releases going for adds every week (and only 5 spots!). This is also great, becauseContinue reading “Wind In Your Hair” b/w “Crazy River” makes NACC Top Folk Adds! Great news from North American College and Community radio!”

Headlight Dreams – Steve Louw | Rough Trade

Headlight Dreams is the first international solo release by South African singer-songwriter Steve Louw. Helmed by internationally renowned producer Kevin Shirley (John Hiatt, Joe Bonamassa, The Black Crowes) and recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with top local musicians, the album sees Steve exploring new ground as a songwriter as he addresses issues near to his heart.Continue reading “Headlight Dreams – Steve Louw | Rough Trade”

Joe Bonamassa Guitar Solo on “Wind In Your Hair”

In January last year, Joe Bonamassa, his band and I went to Abbey Road Studios in London to make an album, that was to become Royal Tea. After we finished tracking the album I went to Nashville to make a record with my long time friend from South Africa, Steve Louw. It was in theContinue reading “Joe Bonamassa Guitar Solo on “Wind In Your Hair””

SOUTH AFRICAN SINGER/SONGWRITER STEVE LOUW – NEW ALBUM “HEADLIGHT DREAMS” OUT IN MAY

ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY VICIOUS KID PR | PUBLISHED ON TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 From Grateful Web FULL ALBUM, HEADLIGHT DREAMS, DUE OUT IN MAY The much-revered South African singer/songwriter/guitarist, Steve Louw releases, “Crazy River,” the first track from his forthcoming album, Headlight Dreams to be released in May via BFD/The Orchard. The song itself is an upbeat, transcendent ode toContinue reading “SOUTH AFRICAN SINGER/SONGWRITER STEVE LOUW – NEW ALBUM “HEADLIGHT DREAMS” OUT IN MAY”

BELOVED SOUTH AFRICAN SINGER / SONGWRITER STEVE LOUW RELEASES NEW VIDEO / SINGLE, “CRAZY RIVER”

April 6 2021, Capetown, SA: Today, much-revered South African singer/songwriter/guitarist, Steve Louw releases, “Crazy River,” the first track from his forthcoming album, Headlight Dreams to be released in May via BFD/The Orchard.  The song itself is an upbeat, transcendent ode to the beauty of a river, its timelessness against the impermanent world it runs through,Continue reading “BELOVED SOUTH AFRICAN SINGER / SONGWRITER STEVE LOUW RELEASES NEW VIDEO / SINGLE, “CRAZY RIVER””