Steve in Ohio 10


45103 US   Feb 2016

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bluegrass, acoustic blues, acoustic rock, country rock, old timey. I also like a lot of the new Americana stuff - Avett Bros, Jason Isbell, Scott Miller are all favs. Also into Haggard, the Beatles, Flatt and Scruggs, Larry Sparks, Chris Stapleton, and the list goes on.

This is year 4 for me. I've never been able to finish 14 songs. But 2019 is the year to hit the bell. I've been working on my upper body strength and am ready to swing the big mallet!

I play acoustic music and I'm in a bluegrass/Americana band. My main instrument is mandolin - I love the mandolin, and I also play some guitar. However, for some weird reason that I just can't seem to pin down, I tend to write most of my original stuff on ukulele. I like the simplicity and versatility of the instrument...and it's just plain fun to play! I'm trying to approach 2019 a bit differently than past years. I now have a simple studio set up and will be using Garageband (unless of course I panic and resort back to the Spire app in my iPhone.


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  • @santadharma Mar 6

    Thank you so much 😊

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 3

  • @iank Mar 3

    Hi Steve - thanks so much for listening and commenting on Rules Of The Game. This is my first FAWM but definitely not my last, and hopefully I can make more time for this totally consuming but rewarding concept of a month next year. As a fellow mandolin player I will be listening intently to your extensive list of songs - I am so in awe of how you can come up with all that! Cheers Ian

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 3

    Thanks for visiting my collabs "How Long" and "Since We First Touched" and for listening and commenting, it is appreciated!

  • @benjo  Mar 2

    Hey Steve

    thank you so much for your kind words, on my lyrics, listening to bloody war, it means a lot to me
    to get feedback like that,
    you asked if I'd wrote bluegrass
    mmmm I just might try that
    Thanks again and take care


  • @matthew62  Mar 2

    That's funny that's where Dave said he jams from time to time. You'd know if he's there at the same time, He's a really big guy. And super nice. I ran into him a while back at Walmart and he said he and couple other guys jam there once in a while.

  • @matthew62  Mar 1

    Thanks for listening and commenting on the 2 songs. A fellow 45103er... the world just got a little smaller. Now, if you happen to occasionally play uke with a gentleman whose initials are D H, my mind may be officially blown.

  • @lanasolyluna Mar 1

    Thank you!!!!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 28

    Wow! That is beautiful! Love the gentle delivery and the tenderness! Really gorgeous! Thank you! I LOVE it!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 26

    Thank you for your nice comment! Oh if you could that would be lovely - even a lo-fi one take of what you are hearing would be lovely to breathe life into the words!

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 25

    I’ve set Kingwood Kowboy’s Blavk Coal Train to music -

  • @robynmackenzie  Feb 24

    Yep! Gonna shoot over the recording today but feel free to craft another version 😀

  • @benjo  Feb 24

    Hey thank you

    for your feedback on my lyric
    secret woman
    means a lot bud


  • @renegadepriest Feb 24

    Thank you so much for your comment on my song, "Weekend in Central Texas." I never thought of having a grand piano for that song, but now I am really excited to play around with that idea. 😀

  • @alg123  Feb 24

    @sjbatavia aw shucks thank you - that means a lot!

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 24

    You're welcome! Its been a lot of fun for me and so glad you enjoyed! 😀

  • @alg123  Feb 23

    @sjbatavia thanks for stopping by and listening to my tune - much appreciated, and glad you liked it!

  • @erbaer  Feb 22

    Hey there... got any ideas or a theme in mind?

  • @srcoops Feb 21

    However you can make use of the farm song is fine with me.

  • @srcoops Feb 16

    I put on Farm Boy that may interest you. Are you still planning on something with the other farm song?

  • @ceilidh  Feb 14

    Demo is up on Winter Light Festival and some other songs!! Working on more...

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 2019

    Steve, thank you very much for taking the time to listen to some of my songs. Your feedback is much appreciated.

  • @marthie Feb 2019

    Thanks my track was indeed blank- so I had to do it again! thank you for letting me know: I will give you rest is up again

  • @ceilidh  Feb 2019

    Thanks for your comment on Winter Light Festival! Believe me, I'm fighting the tech trying to get a file I can upload! It turns out my iPod GarageBand app records MP4s instead to MP3s. Going to have to find software to covert MP4 files to MP3s. Unfortunately we forgot to have children (tech support) when we were young!

  • @igg Feb 2019

    I'm sure that you will musicify "I'm Not Waiting For My Dreams" beautifully....Have at it my friend!

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 2019

    You're welcome, glad you're on the board... me too!

  • @srcoops Feb 2019

    Work with it any way you want to.

  • @srcoops Feb 2019

    I put one on with you in mind. Perhaps you would be interested in My Dad's Old Farm

  • @crimulus  Jan 2019

    Hi Steve -- I'm game for a collab, but I push myself pretty hard to write a song per day, and that gets challenging sometimes, so I can't guarantee being highly available. I'd love to give it a shot though.

  • @chipwithrow  Jan 2019

    Hi to you, too! Maybe another bluegrass collab or two this year, too? (Having you post on my soundboard inspired me to pick up the banjo!)

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2019

    Hello!! Thanks for checking in and happy FAWM to you!

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @srcoops Jan 2019

    I have an idea in mind that might be something we can work with.

  • @srcoops Jan 2019

    I hope we can find a way to work together again this year. I'm now 82 but still kicking.