From The Desk Of Delicate Steve: “New York Times” Critics’ Choice Alongside James Blake

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 all week. Read our feature.

Marion: One of the first reviews to come in for Delicate Steve was none other than a New York Times Critics’ Choice by Jon Pareles. I was still delivering pizza in N.J. when that came out. Living the dream.

The other person who Jon picked that week was James Blake …