Music has been a major part of Steve's life since elementary school.
He began playing the saxophone and through much practice, became quite
good, even to the point of being selected for all-state band, as well
as being section leader for numerous years. He went on to pick up some
drum sticks and an electric guitar, and found that the two suited him
pretty well. He was a drummer for the groups Z tells all and Engine 5,
and through playing shows gained some performance experience. It wasn't
until his brother loaned him an acoustic guitar that he picked up the
roll of singing/songwriting.
In late 2004, with a lot of free time and musical equipment at his disposal,
Steve began writing his own music, utilizing a loop pedal, a delay pedal,
and a chorus pedal. Soon after he began, he was given support from his
friend Will, (The Absent Arch) and started to sing, making his music
what it is now.
He isn't afraid to experiment with various effects, or with multiple
loops, which gives him his unique sound. Fans and show goers alike are
always amazed how a full band sound is created using loops. From the
drum beats on the guitar, to the bass lines added using an octave pedal,
to the looped guitar and vocal parts, he rarely plays a song exactly
Steve has played at venues around the Twin Cities, ranging from coffee
shops, to bars and restaurants, to large venues, such as The Fine Line.
With the upcoming release of his much anticipated first album, simply
entitled 'MPLS', and by playing many of the songs that will be featured
on the record, Steve has succeeded in gaining much fan support.
At age 21, he's still a relatively new addition to the Twin Cities music
scene, but definitely not new to music. Look for his debut album, 'MPLS'
to hit store shelves in Mid-November.
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is the mellow acoustic finger-picked melodies of 'What If' or the effect
laden tense energy of 'Crazy World' this kid comes alive with a guitar
in his hands. Don't take our word for it, check out his web site for
his Oct. '05 show at The Fine Line. Keep an eye out, we expect big things
coming Minneapolis artist.