Kicked out of his family home at the age of 14, Steve became a genuine hobo, hopping freights all over America. Always travelling with his guitar - having been taught a few chords as a kid by Delta bluesman KC Douglas, an old pal of the legendary Tommy Johnson - in the '60s he began to play at clubs on the West Coast and supported Son Houseamongst others.
He played with Lightnin' Hopkins for a while and Freddie King too. After years as a session-man and producer in the Seatle area where he had studio, recording the likes of Modest Mouse and Bikini Kill, his blues career was re-activated in the '90s when he noticed that grunge kids loved his slide-playing.
Long time fan and Resonance 104.4 FM DJ Joe Cushley describes him as "One of the most charismatic performers you’ll ever see. His voice is a mixture of gravel and molasses – a part hobo shout, part soul scream, part blues howl… and he can do spingle-tinglingly quiet as well."
BLUES in LONDON.com
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