He recalls his early involvement with the style:
“Yeah, when I was a kid just starting out, a lot of the good slide players came through town pretty regular; Bukka, Son, Big Joe…and, of course, Muddy. I was bit pretty hard. Later on, in Memphis, I got to play some with Furry Lewis who was a fun hang and encouraged me in developing my own style. It ain’t complicated…but you gotta pay attention to what you’re doing.”
Steve’s workshops include some print hand-outs and are formatted to accommodate people who must use digital recording devices, but he emphasizes the hands-on aspect.
“You learn how to play guitar by playing the guitar. That’s about the size of it.”