Teaming with Laurie Cackowoski, he played with an ensemble of musicians beginning in 1989 called "Guns & Garters", providing over 200 performances every year in W. Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
In 1993, Steve moved to Nashville to build a career, especially as a songwriter. In June, 1997, at the age of 43, he had heart by-pass surgery. This album was produced on the rebound after he decided that the songs were worth hearing, and needed to be heard, especially among acoustic and bluegrass music lovers.
Steve is the co-founder and President of the Mobile Electronics Competition Association, MECA, the largest car audio sports organization in the USA. The club has chapters in the UK, Mexico, British Virgin Islands, & Canada. He oversees 150+ events each year and promotes the enjoyment of music in mobile environments.
Steve lives in Goodlettsville, TN about 15 miles north of Nashville with his wife Susan and their 3 kids: Callan 17, Ethan 9, and Rachel 3.
He spends a lot of time on the road. He doesn't really have any spare time, but he likes to ride his 1984 H-D Electra-Glide whenever possible.
"Steam Powered Stern" is his first CD release. The players are world-renowned on their instruments, including:
Mike McAdam - Acoustic Guitar
Van Manakas - Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Malone - Percussion
Dave Roe - Bass
Barbara Lamb - Fiddle
Charlie Cushman - Banjo
Ronnie McCoury - Mandolin
Pete Finney - Steel Guitar
Randy Kohrs - Dobro
Lisa Aguilar sings background vocals and joins Steve for "In My Arms", a powerful duet.
Steve sings and plays his Takamine 6-string guitar for these sessions. He is a member of Nashville's AFM #257 union.
Check Steve's web site www.stevesternmusic.com for pics, album literature, and gigs coming up for the 2006 season.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Walkin' Through the Country
2. Country Morning
3. Hallowed Ground
4. Let's Talk About Love
5. Two Girls Play the Spoons
6. Light the Candle
7. I Know How to Love
8. In My Arms
9. Love You Tonight
10. Heaven On Earth
11. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow