Steven Lincoln, aka 'Steven Roberts Project" started playing guitar back in 1967, and his roots are sixties, blues, country, and rockabilly. He started out as a rhythm guitar player and switched over to bass guitar in 1968. Mostly played in garage bands; however, finally graduated to weekend warrior status and got paid to do what he loves.
In the early days, he wrote tunes that were in the shock rock niche. Steven also believes that it had something to do with listening to Frank Zappa to relax before going to bed, as a teenager. While some people tend to think that he falls into the eccentric category, Steven, has always been one, to think outside the limitations of the box.
The road to becoming a musician wasn't always easy, Steven, remembers some bumps in the road. When he was ten years old, he joined band in grade school. It was very disappointing for him, when the instructor told him, that he had no musical talent. Therefore, his vision of rocking to Wooly Bully with the clarinet went on the shelf.
It wasn't until 1967, when his next-door neighbor introduced him to the electric guitar, that ignited the music that laid dormant in his blood... Learning three simple chords to Gloria, "E, D and A" and his life changed more than he could ever imagine.
His Mother invested $59.00 for a Sorrento guitar that was equipped with barb-wire for strings. From that point on, he continued learning how to play the guitar. Without any finger calluses, playing guitar was very painful, the barbed-wire strings, was his biggest obstacle to over come, especially for a beginner.
It only took a few months of practice, and his parents saw his potential. Therefore, they brought him a Fender Coronado II Wildwood as a reward for his hard work and determination. All he needed at this point was a guitar amplifier to play in a rock band.
Steven saved enough money to purchase a used Wards Airline, dual 10' speaker tube amplifier. At first, the amplifier wasn't quite what he thought that he wanted. However, later, he found out that the amp was made by National, which was the same company that made Supro amps. His parents not knowing that, went and traded it in on a Fender Showman amp without telling him first. Therefore, he had mixed feeling about the upgrade, but got over it quickly.
Next, Steven, had joined a local four-piece rock band and became the rhythm guitar player. Stevan Vetsch, was the drummer and lead vocalist in that group, and he is currently working together with the Steven Roberts Project.
From this point on, Steven, worked in several garage bands throughout the years. If there was a claim to fame, it would be the Cross-Cut Band, that He and Dave Waggoner started together around 1987. For those of you that don't know Dave, he is the lead singer from the Crow Band.
Steven, quit the Cross-Cut Band in 1987, and shortly afterward, they became a warm-up act for National Groups. When Steven quit Cross-Cut, he also quit playing, as well. Basically, he burned out on playing the bar scene and dealing with musician's egos. However, Steven, remained working, within the band business, became a sound technician.
Working as a sound technician allowed him to be around the music that he loved. It also kept him out of the lime light which had become an issue. Steven, considered himself an artist and was dead set against doing dance steps. It wasn't his style, by any means.
Frank Zappa, Ten Years After, The Love, Iggy Pop, Jefferson Airplane, Yardbirds, Quick Sliver Messenger Service, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Animals, Spencer Davis Group, Savoy Brown, Traffic, Blind Faith, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rick Derringer, The Band, Bob Dylan, The Zombies, Simon & Garfunkel, The Kinks, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Neil Young, The Mamas & the Papas, Procol Harum, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Four Tops, The Hollies, Crosby, Stills, & Nash
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