Steve was fortunate enough to have many local and national names influence these songs: Steve Dawson (of Dolly Varden and Funeral Bonsai Wedding assisted in songwriting efforts), Sue Demel (of Come Sunday and Sons of the Never Wrong assisted with background vocals) and Darrell Scott (www.darrellscott.com influenced “ICould Just Cry”).
"I just listened to 'I Could Just Cry' (again) and I find it dripping with sadness. In a really good way."
- Gurf Morlix
Steve has spent the past decade largely performing covers of his favorite artists (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Alejandro Escovedo, Sam Cooke, Amos Lee, Radney Foster). In April 2014, he went into Kingsize Recording Studios (Chicago) to record four original songs as demo material.