Born: November 11, 1945
Steve grew up in Palo Alto, CA. Playing guitar and performing in bands, he decided that music was to be his life's calling. Early on he became a huge fan of blues artists BB King, Bobby Blue Bland and Little Junior Parker.
During high school he was introduced to jazz trumpet great Tom Harrell and his horizons broadened. At that time he also began guitar lessons with Vern Older. Playing gigs with Tom and bassist Seward McCain he began his lifelong love affair with jazz and blues.
He attended the Berklee College of Music and studied guitar with Jack Peterson and later with Bill Leavitt. The 1960's included a year in Bien Hoa, Vietnam while in the US Army. He graduated from Berklee in 1970....