Steve began his study of guitar in Auburn, New York at the age of seven. Steve's father, a boilermaker by trade, was there on a four month job and the family moved there until it was finished. On completion of the job, the family returned home to Missouri and Steve continued to study and hone his skills. By the time he was 15, he was passing on his knowledge of the in- strument to his own students and had started performing in small clubs in the Midwest. Several bands later, Steve was accepted to Berklee College of Music in Bos- ton. After graduating with a BS in Professional Music, he returned home again, this time with a band he had recorded with while in Boston. After two months of rehearsals, the group relocated to New Jersey and began showcasing their talents to record labels and management companies. After several "close calls" with success, the band called it quits. Steve continued to perform with a multitude of talented East Coast musicians, opening for national acts such as: Blue Oyster Cult, White Lion, Cheap Trick, Night Ranger, Wynona, Rick Derringer, RTZ (featuring Brad Delp of BOSTON) and Ace Frehley of KISS. Focusing on his songwriting, Steve began performing more and more shows acoustically. It was during this time that he received a job offer that would bring him back to Missouri. A local radio station was looking for someone to host a morning show . Steve would host the broadcast in the morning and perform at night and on weekends. Although enjoyable, radio was still just something that he did when he wasn't playing music. When the station changed ownership, Steve decided that it was time to perform again on a full time basis. Steve has performed and recorded with artist such as: TM Stevens, ( Joe Cocker, The Pretenders), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Stephanie Eulinberg (Kid Rock), Will Calhoun (Living Color), Al Pitrelli (Alice Cooper) and many other talented musicians that have taught him so much.