New Exploratory Video 

I just finished the final touches on a five section song entitled “Ripples in the Storm”. At 18 minutes plus in length and have five different themes generated by AI, the song is by far my most ambitious to date. I'm looking into the different film festivals to submit it to in the coming weeks. Right now it's only available to folks who have membership on my YouTube page (cost $2.99 a month) – Seize the Day!!!

First Livestream— my impressions  

For a virgin like experience, I can’t say I’m disappointed. Instead, optimism and anticipation ring my bells. Yes, YouTube changed our mix drastically. Yes, I made some technical mistakes myself….but what a great springboard. 

Finally got off my *&^ and joined Bandcamp 

Yes, I finally made the plunge into Bandcamp land. I recorded a pretty surreal, energetic track this am and uploaded it. Called “8 Bar Loop”, it's more a statement of freedom despite having segments of what you do driven by some earthly created, computerized, digital…you get the point – I just put the drum machine on an 8 Bar Loop and improvised the guitar, bass and theremin parts. Hope you enjoy it! Steven

New Seymour Duncan Pickups 

The aged white (cream) is not all of the throwback vibes these new Seymour Duncan Psychedelic Pickups add to my Midnight Blue American Standard Stratocaster. This gal now rocks with the big boys — handling all I can throw at her so far. The current video (on that page of this site) has this lasses first encounter with my fingers, body and soul. Glad I thought to capture the moment— it’s a song called “Howl” and howl she does.

Exclusive Videos 

I will be sending out “friends of the band” videos mid month (1 or 2) that will not be available anywhere else initially. To receive them, all you need to do is sign up for the mailing list. I control the list so no spam and only a couple emails a month. I really do understand the nuisance of receiving way too many emails to process in even a day. Hope you have a chance to sign up – blessings!

Have you ever? 

Yesterday was the worst day of the last year that I can remember…at least in the way I felt…but, there was relief. I woke up with pretty crazy allergies, but still had a load of things on my plate and was successful in plowing through the list. I had my piano lessons last night with my wife and I was in the process of cancelling my slot. My teacher just replied with a simple “Praying you can make it.” More as respect for her, I decided to drag myself to the lesson. About half way through my session, I really started feeling a whole lot better – maybe it was the allergy drugs kicking in or maybe, just maybe, I plowed through the muck and was rewarded with a good learning experience – probably a combination of the two.

I got to visit my school 

I started attending Berklee Online through the Berklee College of Music this last January. As I was in Boston for a wedding, my wife and I walked the 2 miles over to the school's campus. Nice day for a walk and an amazing break from the Central Texas heat.

Skipping the Divide released today, October 24th, 2023 

Steven's collaboration with Shreyas Iyer, the master tabla player. You can read more about Shreyas on the home page of this site. It has been a wonderful experience working with Shreyas. You can purchase the download or a CD for that matter on the Newly Released page. Happy Trails!!!