Steve Barraza began his quest to become a musician at age 10 buying his first set of drums. By age 14 he was on his way with his first band playing school dances and small parties in Phoenix, Arizona. By the time Steve reached his late teens he had joined the most popular band in Phoenix “Autumn People”, becoming lead vocalist and drummer. The “Autumn People” took Steve on tour from coast to coast in the US performing in ballrooms and clubs to capacity crowds. Steve co-wrote many of the original songs for the band. “Autumn People” released their first LP in 1976. The progressive rock album titled “Autumn People” is still being bootlegged in Europe and in the United States.
Steve joined Kris Hollis Key in 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to begin a song writing partnership that lasted until 1983. Kris owned a popular recording studio in Tulsa called “Sunset West”. In 1983 Steve moved to Los Angeles to pioneer the famous shoe company “L.A.Gear” with Robert Greenberg. Robert is now the CEO of Skechers Shoe Company. Kris soon followed Steve to L.A. and the duo continued their song writing collaboration. The two co-penned over 50 amazing pop songs. They still communicate today.
Steve started his clothing company in 1992 called “Tianello”. The company is based in Los Angeles and sells it clothing in over 4000 women’s specialty boutiques. Steve has created an underground following for his music through distribution in his stores.
His current album “Real Love” which is will be released January 1, 2009 is an original collection of country ballads all penned by Steve, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, and was co-produced by Joe Spivey, and Steve Barraza.
REAL LOVE ALBUM CREDITS:
Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion
Fiddle, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonies on "This Feeling of Your Love"
Martin Parker, Andy Peake, Brian Barnett, Kurt Bisquera
Leland Sklar, Kip Paxton, Steve Barraza
Dino Zimmerman, George Doering, Troy Lancaster
George Doering, Doyle Grisham, Dean Parks
Doyle Grisham , Dean Parks
Dobro steel Guitar
John Propst, Bobby Ogdon, Jim Cox, Darrel DeCounter
Piano, B3 organ, Wurlitzer elctric piano, Fender Rhodes piano
Doyle Grisham, Gregory Leisz
Kim Flemming, San Stancil
Background Harmonies on "Freemen
"Come Back Home"
"Good Feeling Of Your Love"
"Lonesome For You"
"I Get This Feeling"
" Never Be The Same"
Produced by Steve Barraza
All songs written by Steve Barraza except...
"Where Are You"
written by Steve Barraza, Kris Hollis Key & Tom McCullough
published by Steve Barraza Music Inc BMI., Trion Music, Inc.BMI Don B. Cruel Music ASCAP
"Golden Thread of Love"
written by Steve Barraza, Tim Barraza & Tim Jhanigan
All songs published by Steve Barraza Music Inc.
Production Coordination Tim Barraza
Recorded at Bayou Studios, Nashville,TN
Engineered by George Clinton
Assistant Engineer Jim Legget
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood,CA.
Engineered by Steve Genewick, Aron Walk
Recorded at LA FX Studios, Burbank,CA.
Engineered by Steve Genewick
Recorded at Blackbird Studios, Nashville,TN.
Engineered by John McBride
Digital Editing by Steve Genewick, Aron Walk
Mixed by Steve Genewick at Capitol Recording Studio "C"
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering , Hollywood,CA.
Capital Studios Coordinator Paula Salvatore
Cover Photo: Don Sercer
Cover Art: Carlos Vega
Graphics: Martin Collier
Copyrights 2008 Steve Barraza
All Rights reserved.
Lyrics used by permission
Thank You for the Inspiration
Tim Barraza, Joe Spivey, Kris Hollis Key, Tom McCullough, David Locke,Larry Clark,Dan Poff, Cliff Spiegel, Rick Barraza, Jerry Chenier, Paula Salvatori, Everyone @ Capitol Studios, Hollywood,CA., Rob Christie, Vince Santa Maria, Adolph Zuegner, Larry Stutesman, Steve Holmquist, Salvador Barraza, Sue Johnson
This album is dedicated to...
Brianna Barraza, Renato Barraza,
and the Loving Memory of Mina Barraza
All Rights Reserved Copyright 2008