Steve learned to play classical piano as a child in Baltimore, Maryland, but did not get into the music business until the late 70s when he decided to move to New York City with a drummer friend and start an all original rock band. The Delphobics played at CBGBs, Max’s Kansas City and most of the original rock clubs in New York City in the late 70s and 80s. They released a few singles on a local record label. He then started The Gyros, a rockabilly band, playing larger venues and released an album.
He called it quits at the end of the 80s and moved to New Orleans.
“I only started writing songs again a few years ago when America’s political scene began to get really ugly.”
And then came Covid.
“My good friend and great guitarist Joe Burdette from New Jersey asked me to help him with some lyrics and the next thing we knew we were writing a bunch of songs. Learning to record on a laptop, we were sending tracks to each other via Dropbox.”
“I wrote the lyrics to Common Ground during the primaries. Dismayed at everyone shouting over each other, I just had the urge to appeal to Americans to find some common ground.”
His older brother was a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, but he was forever changed by that war.
“It’s important for peaceniks like me to always remember to make a distinction between the powers that be that start wars, and the soldiers themselves.”
It’s the reason he volunteers a few days a week pushing patients in wheelchairs at the VA hospital in New Orleans.
Another musician friend recommended that he submit Common Ground to World Peace Records, and here we are.