Guitarist / Vocalist a/k/a "Stevie Bleu
Inspired to create eclectic, contemplative, inspirational soothing soulful sounds.
"Music speaks what can not be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul" -Anonymous
Born into the family of an Army intelligence officer/clarinet playing father and a stay at home police officer mother, Stevie began his musical journey at the tender age of 12 years old.
1971 The beginning
1976 Won the Ft.Ord talent show performing “Brick House” by the Commodores,amongst a hosts of other bands competing.
1977-1978 While in the Army, Played with “Per Ardua’, while traveling throughout West Germany on the weekends
1978-1983 Began reading music and taking lessons
1984-1988 Studied Classical Music at UMSL and Washington University
1989-1993 Studied Jazz and Bossa Nova finger style guitar
1994-1995 Played with “Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters” at the Funky Pirate in New Orleans on Bourbon Street (a must visit for anyone)
1996-1998 Played in University City and surrounding area’s as a Street Musician on the weekends to “pay my dues” and get some exposure.
2000-2003 Played the Soulard Blues circuit with the late Bennie Smith. Hammerstones, 1860’s and other clubs in that area.
2004 – Current continued personal study of music theory specific to guitar performance. My personal objective is to remain a perpetual student in the study of my instrument, theory and application thereof.
I am compiling at list of fresh and new, diverse songs to begin my recording career.
2012 - The Stevie Bleu Recording studio dream is realized!..Here We Go!!!
"It's not the destination, but the journey in and through life, that's most precious".
"Wishes of peace, joy, love and success are hoped for you by Stevie Bleu"
"R.T.P...Release the Peace