Coloring Outside the Lines
Original Alt. Country with a high desert twist. These are songs from the heart and mind of an honest man-funny, timeless, and true. "Six years old, scooched up on my knees in the back seat of my dad's '56 Chevy, my hand cupped over my ear to hear Fats Domino, Jimmy Dean, and Johnny Cash through the tinny little speaker. My uncle had a jukebox route, driving up and down Oregon putting the latest 45s into taverns, diners, and pool halls, giving me the ones he pulled out. I played them on the red cardboard record player he gave me. A little while later I started playing the guitar, and a little while after that I started writing songs. Four or five little whiles after that, I made this CD with my producer friend Dean Prescott. I hope you like it." "If you like the Sex Pistols, Snoop Dogg, or Asphalt Ballet, you probably want to keep shopping." This isn't big production Nashville country with 48 tracks, brought to you by Chevy trucks. This is the real deal-smart, well-crafted, back-porch kinds of songs from a fella who knows what's going on. Steve has lived on the central Oregon desert all his life. His great grandparents and grandparents homesteaded here at the turn of the last century. Even though the old folks finally starved out and moved to town, it's the open sky and scent of juniper that give Steve his sense of home.