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Nativ (n t v): adj. Pertaining to the place or circumstances of ones Birth; indigenous; Occurring in nature pure or unmixed. n. One born in a place.; Sun (s n): n. The self luminous orb which gives light and heat to all the plants and people of earth; source of light and glory. v. To Expose
NativSun (n t v s n): n. An "eclectic rock" band combining many musical influences, styles, and moods to create a unique, fresh sound.
Bill Mueller and Stewart Love got together in Bills garage one night in the Summer of 1988. They swapped songs for an hour trying to find a common ground between Stews Rock influences and Bills Folk background. When they found commonality on Paul Sobels song "Louise" a nucleus was formed that has lasted till today as the core of NativSun.
Stewart Love is the lead guitarist and shares lead vocal and songwriting duties with Bill Mueller.
Although the foundation of his style is based in Rock and Blues, he draws from the influences of a very broad range of performers and music categories for his song writing and performance.
Stewart's song lyrics weave the continuing tales of his lifes journey. In performance, his guitar becomes an extension of his mind, heart and soul to express what words alone cannot.
Stewart's experience in the "music business" and his incredible ear enable him to mix the various sounds of NativSun into an appealing aural experience in performance and studio.
Bill Mueller (guitar, bass, mandolin and vocal) has a musical style that is influenced by folk and country-rock.
His repertoire consists of tunes by many prolific singer songwriters including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot and John Prine. His original tunes reflect these artists style yet it is hard to pigeon hole his music as it also has jazz and world beat influences.
Bill has a wide range of instrumental skills and is equally comfortable playing finger picked guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin and fretless bass.
His engineering background enables him to capture and refine the sounds that NativSun creates in the recording studio.
NativSun has established friendships with other musicians in the Rochester area and from time to time draws from these to put together a full band for venues where that is appropriate.