Steve Piper is
a songwriter and performer who is roughly in the folk/country tradition,
but who loves Mozart, Stravinsky, Satie, John
Coltrane, Hank Williams,
Sandy Denny, Miles Davis, Merle Haggard, Capt. Beefheart, Johnny Hartman,
those Texas people like Townes Van Zandt, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Guy Clark,
much other good music. He also photographs and draws (check out "images"
on the link above).
Read the bio! Listen to some samples! Have fun!
Steve Piper's songs are
filled with the kind of longing you get when you are
alone, but warm and dry on a
rainy night - little circles of light in a dark and stormy
I hear flashes of Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers
peering in from the darkness. I am nostalgic for Steve's
past and want to join him, through his songs, as he slouches
off towards Kansas City, searching for the truth. - Pat
(Sad Song) is a beautiful song. I love your voice. - Jimmie Dale Gilmore
(Home) is rich and beautiful. - John Dady (dadybrothers.com)
Kid with lilting balads and crisply played accoustic instruments.
Light Will Shine is one of the albums simple treasures which gently
people off to war to die in vain. - Jeff
Spevak (Democrat and Chronicle; Rochester, NY)
PIper has a real genius for constructing chord changes. And for exposing
pleasant delicacies in whatever instrument he is holding. Sneaky, precise,
deceptively flowing, bittersweet, all with a skill that belies that difficulty
within. These chords beside each other remind me of the Beatle's White
Album...The instrumentals are remarkable. - Ken Hardley