Hello Steven, can you tell us all a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?Before I came a country musician I was teenager who just moved from Houston, Texas to California. That was a bit of a culture shock only being 15. My parents unfortunately divorced and we moved California to be close to my grandmother. My grandmother lived 2 miles from the beach so naturally I spent many days sitting in a line up waiting for a wave. I learned to swim in the ocean, boogie board and surf, and then on to skateboarding and snowboarding. I loved the outdoors, but who wouldn’t when you live in sunny and 71. What made you want a career in country music?Nothing necessarily made me, it was more of a byproduct of growing up and being born in the south. I was around country people and music from the start and I loved the stories behind the songs.
What was your favorite song? My favorite right now is my single I just released on Thanksgiving, “Still Find Christmas.”
What is your recording process like when creating and making new music? My recording process has been done in multiple ways but one way that is proving to be effective is when I go in a cut a single with a full band assembled, then take the tracks to an engineer who can also produce tracks if needed.
How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Uplifting, Clean Country, Music with a meaningful message.
What are a few of your favorite venues to play at?Listening Room, 3rd and Lindsley, Blue Bird Café.
Who are some of your musical icons? Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson
What is one of your favorite quotes? Philippians 4:13″I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Is there anything else you would like to share? Please check out our family VLOG about a songwriter moving from so cal to Nashville to attain success in the music industry: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8uyCqV3oZugTmscznm71DA