Stevie is a spoken word artist who is mainly known for his songwriting collaborations with Brian and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. His album “The Words of Stephen J Kalinich” was on the Grammy ballot for Best Spoken Word Album. He has also worked with Steve Cropper, Mary Wilson, P.F. Sloan, Paul McCartney and many others. He was the first artist to sign to the Beach Boy’s Brother Records.
I met Stephen Kalinich 1972 and we almost immediately began writing songs together
“The Chanango and Susquehanna Rivers meet along the Indian trail.”
“Everybody Needs a Champion”
I wrote this song with Stephen Kalinich. I recorded the tracks in my studio after going to the 2019 Los Angeles Women’s March. The singer is NY Broadway actress Caitlin Cassidy.