section of magazine over the years. Others can be found in on-line folk song database. hoots in New York City and was a guest on Izzy Young's radio program on WBAI-FM. Back then Steve also played the Interlude coffee house in Kew Gardens, Queens, the Abmaphd in Uniondale, Long Island, and various pass-the-basket houses in Greenwich Village. Steve then left the organized folk scene for nearly 30 years, playing instead at political rallies and demonstrations, campgrounds, schools, day care centers, weddings, parks, pubs, and pick-up jam sessions. and on the cable television programs, has appeared in the program at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival, has performed at the New England Folk Festival and at the NOMAD Folk Festival, and has led workshops for the People's Music Network, the Folk Music Society of NewYork, the Philadelphia Folk Song Society, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Richmond Folk Music Society. He has also appeared at the Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival in Israel.
As a little kid I carried a harmonica in my back pocket, and I took it out mostly to annoy people. I started playing guitar in high school, and about a year or two later I started to perform at coffee houses.
Yes, anywhere I can.
Major influences: traditional folk music, topical-political folk music, old time country music, Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, plus, most important of all, musical friends throughout my life, including Pete Seeger, Sis Cunningham, and Jean Ritchie, but also including lots of less known people, such as Anne Price and the late Eric Levine.
Martin guitar, Vega banjo, Hohner harmonicas, and an Appalachian style dulcimer manufactured in Romania, of all places. Go figure!
I am proud to be a member of Local 1000, American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO. Solidarity forever!