Extended Q&A: Steve Nieve

The Attraction keyboardist talks working with Elvis Costello, through recordings good and bad.

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In this week's print edition, Jeff Rosenberg profiled Steve Nieve, Elvis Costello's longtime keyboardist, who performs a set of Costello songs on solo piano tonight at Mississippi Studios. Below is an extended transcription of their conversation. Willamette Week: How old were you when you started playing the piano? Steve Nieve: I started off playing the harmonium, actually. My parents couldn't ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Jeff Rosenberg.

Elvis Has Left the Building

Perpetual sideman Steve Nieve steps uneasily into the spotlight.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 JEFF ROSENBERG

Costellology

Walking in the complicated shadows of Elvis Costello’s storied past.


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From angry young man to Burt Bacharach collaborator to talk-show host, Elvis Costello rarely settles down long enough to take in the scenery.   More
 
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