With a guitar on his back Bay Area native Steve Pile has traveled the world from Alaska to Austin to Africa, “distilling his own hybrid of blues, rock and melodic African music” (Press Democrat, CA). After landing back in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 Steve went about assembling the finest musicians he could find; in 2008 the Steve Pile Band was born, featuring Brian Rashap on bass and James Stafford on drums (both former members of Groundation and Stereo Blasters). In the last 2 years, the band has forged its unique sound on stages throughout the Bay Area.
Morphing from the acoustic Americana he nurtured in Austin to a more electric, cross-cultural stew of styles, the Steve Pile Band “represents the full drop of roots music.” The new album Got it Right is true to this rootsy ethos. It easily transitions from Tom Petty-styled folk rock to Delta Blues, from African Highlife-tinged ballads to scorching guitar rock. Got it Right maintains a fresh and live sound throughout, united by Pile’s unique songwriting.