A Special Message from Steve

Hello, everybody. I’ve just done a few gigs with the band, after years (!?) of not playing live. It’s a bittersweet, wonderful time to get together. However, my dear wife Janine is currently battling cancer. At this point, there are so many possible complications and unknowns, that whatever time we have left in our lives, …

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As a rule, Deep Purple is apolitical, but on this occasion, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, they spoke out against it in a post on their Facebook page. I’ve always thought music should be non-political, and cross every border as the universal language. As a citizen of a deeply divided country, one thing here …

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9/11 | 20 years

We are thinking about those who lost their lives, the families of the victims and those left behind from this terrible attack on the United States of America. God Bless. These pictures were taken during our last trip to NY. I encourage everyone to go visit the site.

In Remembrance

My Mom just passed away. She was in excellent health, but was a very early adopter of the booster shot, and while COVID negative, suddenly developed multiple blood clots in her lungs. She loved music, and followed the comments from listeners, and attended some shows. She thought very highly of all the audience members she …

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To Cure A Rose Foundation

Check out this concert (starting around 10:00) that Steve’s Flying Colors bandmate Casey McPherson recently put on with his band Alpha Rev, in honor of Rare Disease Day and the launch of the To Cure A Rose foundation. This foundation is named for Casey’s 5-year old daughter Rose who has a rare genetic disease, HNRNPH2. …

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Steve Remembers Chick Corea

Chick Corea was a pioneer in so many types of fusion, and an incredibly talented writer, improviser, and player.  This photo was found by my friend, Jeff Watson.  I am hanging out in the back next to David Grisman and Merv Griffin, while Chick and Herbie Hancock are sitting together in front. — Steve

Tribute to EVH – an intimate conversation with his friends

I’ll be online with friends Bumblefoot, Bruce Kulick, and others to honor Eddie Van Halen, a guitarist I truly admired. It’s Thursday, October 22 from 7-9 PM EDT, and free. More info is here. – Steve Watch the tribute, hosted by Ron Onesti for Hangin’ and Bangin’ episode #23, here.

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