Music and guitar have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My emphasis is on fingerstyle guitar, both acoustic and electric, and I enjoy and play a wide variety of musical genres.
I am a lover of American music from the first half of the 20th Century. I like it rural, urban, country blues, traditional jazz, Appalachian music, R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll — I love it all.
Alone and with a wonderful assortment of collaborators, I have recorded eight albums. This site provides you the opportunity to share some of the rich treasure of American music that has influenced and rewarded me over the years.
I’m glad you’re here. Please take a minute and look around the site. Listen to some of the recordings and view the videos. If you like the videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel and give the videos a like.
If you have any questions about me and my musical journey or about the music itself, I would love to hear from you. You can reach me via the contact link at the top of the page.
Have fun and let me hear from you.
I hope you enjoy the music as much as I do.
Take it easy,
WHAT'S GOING ON
Fingerpicking Early Jazz Standards has been released.
Through an introduction from a friend, I was able to connect with the Hal Leonard Corporation, the largest sheet music publisher in the world. Hal Leonard offered the invitation to include fifteen of my fingerstyle arrangements of early jazz standards written between 1910 and 1933 in its series of music folios for fingerpicking guitar under the title Fingerpicking Early Jazz Standards. (Read More)
"Texan Steve Howell is not only a top-tier fingerpicking wizard and over-the-top vocalist, he’s also a formidable historian regarding the pre-WWII masters that traveled and recorded throughout the South. Steve grew up in a time where the song and its message were the most important things, and he and the Mighty Men make sure this is what the listener hears as well. This one is highly recommended listening!"
- Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.
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MY LATEST WORK
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