Hi i'm Steph Hayes. I am a gutter poet. I love words. I'm the singer and songwriter of The Good Problems. We are an 'urban folk' band. I made up that genre 'cause we needed one that serves our specific purpose. Also, i don't know that anyone else claims to be an 'urban folk' band and so maybe we are the only one. And that is somethin'. it means that we play folk songs inspired by city livin. Lots stories involving trash n grime and crime. Hookers and miscreants. Great culture and great aspirations, big tall buildings and big tall expectations, ridin' trains with thousands of people from everywhere different and not sayin' a word to anybody. It means fiddles and shuffles mixed up with angry soundin' amps and pretty harmonies that hang over my growling. It means brotherly love and Dirty Beauty. See how i dropped that in... Dirty Beauty is our new record that came out on Saturday, September 30th at the World Cafe Live here in Philadelphia, our 'urban' catalyst. On it are 14 trax of truth, whether it's nice or not. Here's the line-up: my brother, matt hayes plays a vicious lead guitar. Bobby wolter plays the drums so tastefully that everyones talkin about him. Especially other drummers. My evil twin, chris schutz, a bad ass songwriter in his own band the tourists, plays the jazzirockitude bass and harmonizes with me and mia johnson (who also gots her own crew, the mia johnson band). add dave 'the fiddle' gregorio and you got manhattan transfer vocals, man! Well, csn&y? well, cool harmonies. That's definate. Erin ryan was the last member to join. She plays the cello, among other things, and thusly causes the fact that we have a string duet. We made our record at cheeks studio in upper darby, pa. we are on permanent records.