(born Indianapolis, Indiana, September 3 1956)
Steve received his first guitar and began taking lessons at the age of ten. Over the years he has taken theory classes to expand his knowledge of keys, modes and scales. After playing for over three decades he co-founded Soundsmyth in 2003. "I thought we were getting together to record some old songs for posterity". The next thing he knew he was working on new material, exploring new ground and working with new musicians. In recent years Steve has turned to world music for inspiration. "I really enjoy experimenting with scales and melodies from other cultures and time periods. I listen to very little rock music anymore even though I still enjoy playing it. These days I concentrate less on fast solos and more on melodic phrases". Steve is quick to point out however that he still feels the need now and then to crank the Strat and bring down a little "Fire and Brimstone"!