Steve Tannen is an American songwriter and performer. He was born in New York City, but grew up in Australia and Canada in addition to New York. He started performing at an early age and learned music at home. He developed a personal mix of folk and rock while working odd jobs around the U.S. for several years. Steve returned to New York and, with the help from some musicians, including former Suzanne Vega guitarist Jon Gordon, started a rock and roll project.