Where did this music come from? About 6 years ago, Steve got a guitar for his birthday (he needed a new obsession - who knew?), and began the painful process of learning to play. Gradually progressing from strumming Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Cat Steven tunes to Travis picking lessons at Swallow Hill to playing Blackbird, Scarborough Fair, and taking song-writing lessons from Wendy Woo, Steve eventually got the nerve to play at friend\'s parties and the neighborhood coffee shop (they were all very tolerant). He even recorded some songs on his home computer and gave these to family and friends (what could they say?) Late one winter\'s night back in 2004, Steve was stirred awake by the lyrics of a strange song in his head. He scribbled it down and picked some chords to play, and his first song was born. Originally called \'Black Sheep\', it eventually evolved into \'Midnight Rain\'. Similar inspirations, typically in late night dreams or musings over a double short latte at the Metropolis Coffee Shop across the street, led to the songs on \'Gibberish\'. What does this CD-\'Gibberish\'- sound like? Well, as if the title were not enough, there is some quasi-mystical Taoist/Tibetan hope as well as world-weary dismay, planetary perspectives, sweet promises, playing around, and a sly dash of humor (let\'s hope it\'s funny to you, too). For genre-categorizing freaks, you can call it organic singer-songwriter acoustic folk rock; that should cover it. \'Gibberish\' was recorded in Denver at Sawtelle Studio at Swallow Hill Music Assn. And it would not have been possible without the help of a lot of really talented friends and family: Phil Archer - bass, Rich Brindisi - drums, Eric Long - electric guitar, Jill Shewmaker - cello, Laura Brown - backup vocals. If you like rough-cut, authentic guitar, cool bass riffs, beatnik bongos, evocative cello melodies, snapping drums, and some earnest singing, along with bunches of words cleverly arranged into verses and choruses, then you might really like this.