Steven’s musical career is unfolding just as is his dream and vision for a better world. In just three short years since committing to a full-time career in music, he has released five CDs. Time Will Tell - his most recent - is his third full-length CD. Music from the heart, organic, socially conscious and thought-provoking are just some of the acronyms used to describe his music. Embracing sounds from the early California Country songwriters (Eagles, J. Brown, etc), Steven takes off into his own original musical expressions unafraid to let the music unfold in its most authentic form.
In January 2012, Steven released Matter of Time which had its title-track reach #8 on the Relix Magazine/Jambands.com music chart. In addition, the song placed high on other national and international music charts. In November of the same year, he released a 6-track EP, Let it Ride, which reached #13 on the Roots Music Chart. The song “Take a Stand” peaked at #11 on the New Music Weekly Country Music Chart gathering over 28,000 spins on country music radio.
In addition to these accomplishments, his song “White Buffalo,” from the Matter of Time CD, was nominated for a Native American Music Award in 2012. Steven has created a website, White Buffalo Project, to raise awareness of Native American spiritual and cultural traditions and the plight of these communities which are stricken with severe poverty and other societal problems. One hundred percent of the proceeds from downloads of Steven’s music from this site goes to grassroots organizations dedicated to helping Native American communities.
Steven's unique and inspiring sound reflects his roots as a Californian, seamlessly blending elements of folk-rock, Americana, country, jazz and blues with his socially-conscious lyrical style. The influences of Dylan, Lennon, Marley, The Band, Neil Young (whom Graves’ voice is eerily reminiscent of) and others, who have infused their music with social and political meaning, echo throughout Graves’ artistry. The masterful way in which Steven combines the wide breadth of musical styles propels his messages of peace, love and understanding into the hearts and minds of all who listen.