Steve Marion would like you to know, first and foremost, that he’s a human being. That’s why the New Jersey-bred guitar maestro’s given name is right there in the moniker of his primary musical project—Delicate Steve is both the four-piece live band Marion fronts and the superhero alias he assumes for his one-man recording output—and in the title of his long-in-the-works third LP. Marion will be guest editing magnet magazine.com all week. Read our feature.
Marion: The first-ever tour Delicate Steve did was with Fang Island in 2010. It was life-changing and life-affirming and one of the many highlights of my musical journey so far. After the tour ended, bassist Mike Jacober left Fang Island to pursue the art of grilled-cheese making, starting the Morris Food Truck and serving some of the finest grilled cheese in NYC. Mike also went on to start the restaurant Glady’s, serving up delicious Caribbean food in Prospect Heights. Good job, Mike! While dreaming up the Morris Truck menu, as a nod to such a fun and meaningful time together spent on tour (not to get too cheesy), Mike created the ultimate sandwich: the Delicate Cheese: a grilled cheese sandwich made with truffle butter, truffle cheese and caramelized shallots. Thank you, Mike, for creating such a perfect representation of Delicate Steve’s music in food form.