Steve's Music

I've been playing music since the late 1960's (damn, I'm OLD!) in various groups in and around the Greater Cincinnati area. I play guitar and bass, and I've usually been one of the lead singers (we won't talk about the time I actually fronted a group, doing only singing). I currently play in one groups: TOAST . I also play the occasional solo acoustic gig --just me, a mic, a six-string acoustic, a 12-string acoustic, a pedal board, and a Bose sound system.

Equipment? Current acoustic guitars: a Seagull Artist Studio, 2013 (solid spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, my main guitar on those acoustic gigs); a Guild GAD F212 12-string, 2011 (solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides--also used on those solo acoustic gigs); a Seagull Performer, 2007 (solid cedar top, wild cherry laminate back and sides); a Guild OM-140ce, 2018 (solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides). Current electric guitars: Guild Starfire V semi-hollow electric, 1964. Current basses: Roscoe 5-string LG3005 bass, 2000 (my main axe in TOAST, now fretless!); a Rickenbacker 4001 bass, 1974; an Epiphone El Capitan fretless acoustic 5-string bass, build year uncertain. Current amps & PA: Bose L1 1S system with B1 bass module; Mackie PROFX8 8-Channel Mixer; Ampeg Portaflex 4x10 cabinet with Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 head and with additional Ampeg Portaflex 2x10 cabinet if needed; Sennheiser e835 vocal mic. Pedalboard (used for solo/duo acoustic guitar gigs): passive DOD 270 A/B/ switch; DigiTech JamMan Solo XT looper; Digitech 3-function foot switch for looper; TC-Helicon Harmony Singer; Boss Bass Chorus CEB-3; Wampler Tumnus Overdrive pedal; Dunlop CBM95 Cry Baby Mini Wah Pedal

I (very) occasionally put together an original song. Below are a couple of examples a decade or more old (I really need to do some new recording!). You've gone was done through Logic Pro -- I'm doing all the bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals; everything except the drums, which are loops with occasional 'hits' from keyboard percussion. The other two tunes were done in Garageband. These are NOT polished recordings! The vocals on Quid Pro Quo and Your Touch were recorded straight through the computer's built-in mic; they're overdriven and muddy as a result -- but hey, the idea is to get a 'draft' of the song down, right?

Quid Pro Quo / Your Touch / You've Gone

This last one's entirely instrumental and slow and l-o-o-n-g -- which means it may be an excessively long download, too -- and perhaps boring unless you like kinda New Agey material... I'm playing all the parts, mostly on keyboard this time, with occasional guitar.

'Nise's Theme

What I hope to do over the next few months is record a few more original tunes in Logic -- but this time more as I do them on my solo acoustic gigs rather than trying to emulate a band -- though even on solo gig, I have a kick drum pedal, a looper to allow me to do the occasional solo, and a Harmony Singer pedal to give me occasional harmonies on certain tunes... When/if I get them done, I'll put them up here. So stay 'tuned'!