A 30-year veteran of many bands, recordings, and competitions, Steve learned much of the music he plays from his grandfather, and is honored to be part of a living musical tradition. Over the years, Steve's guitar wizardry has earned him many honors including:
Seven-time Fiddler's Grove guitar champion
Two first-place ribbons and a best all-around performer trophy from Galax convention
North Carolina State guitar champion
Steve is known as the gentle giant. An excellent teacher who has brought along hundreds of young fans of Appalachian music. His sense of humor makes him a treat just to be around.