Photo credit: Damien Blue

Photo credit: Damien Blue

Steve was born to be a conduit of Soul music. A native of Gary, Indiana (home of the Jacksons), right outside the R&B capital of the world, Chicago, Steve grew up marinating in the music of the Black church.

After graduating from the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, he performed on cruise ships for 10 years as a soloist, traveling the world and learning hundreds of songs of different genres and styles. Steve discovered that no matter what he sang, from classical to country, Soul is always at the core, coloring the song and making it his own.