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 two groups: TOAST and a new group as yet unnamed.

Equipment? Current acoustic guitars: Seagull Performer, 2007 (solid cedar top, wild cherry lam b&s); Seagull Artist Studio, 2013 (solid spruce top, solid rosewood b&s, my man guitar on acoustic gigs); Guild GAD F212 12-string, 2011 (solid spruce top, solid mahogany b&s); 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, now fretless!); Rickenbacker 4001 bass, 1974; 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, with additional Ampeg Portaflex 2x10 cabinet; 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!). These were created in Garageband -- I did all the bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals; everthing except the drums, which are loops with occasional 'hits' from keyboard percussion. 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