Steve's songs are crafted with an appreciation for melody, harmonic structure and the innate poetry and rhythms of language. Now based in Seattle, Steve grew up in Wisconsin where he learned from and absorbed many different styles of music. One of his earliest musical memories is hearing "Cool Water" by the Sons of the Pioneers during a family automobile trip.
Steve studied piano as a kid and music theory in college. He cut his teeth as a performer in rock 'n roll bands, and has been interested in the craft of songwriting for about as long as he can remember. "My songs hang around the intersection of folk music, rock 'n roll and the blues, but you'll also hear traces of country and Tin Pan Alley. I like to think my music reflects the fact that I grew up in almost exactly the center of the country, and I was able to absorb things from every direction."