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Heading for a road date in Washington, DC with my
good friends Johnny Strickler - Guitar and Richard
Bruton - Sax.  Listed below  are the musicians from
my
Santa Rosa CD along with some of my  favorite
links and friends!
Skiles and Henderson

My good friend Pete Henderson and his partner the late Bill Skiles
began their career in the early days of Disneyland, by making fun of
their employer.  Walt Disney thought they were cool, so Bill Skiles and
Pete Henderson were chosen to host The Mickey Mouse Club
International TV series as "Hub and Bub."  Pete currently performs
with
The New Christy Minstrels.

www.skilesandhenderson.com
Richard Bruton - Based in the Springfield/Branson area, Richard is
one of the finest jazz saxophonists on the scene today.  You can
hear him playing in a variety of venues in the area with his group,
The Richard Bruton Band. Richard has performed across the globe
and in many Branson area shows including Tony Orlando, Breakfast
with the Classics and many others.  Richard's improvisational skills
and contribution to this project on both sax and flute were
invaluable.
Robin Hendry - Originally from the St. Louis area, Robin has been living and
working as a performer and teacher in the Ozarks region since 1995. His
performance credits include set and percussion work at the Shoji Tabuchi
Theater for 9 seasons, Silver Dollar City, percussion with the Springfield
Symphony, and numerous sets in Springfield area venues. He currently holds
teaching positions at Evangel University, Central Bible College and Drury
University.   When conceiving this project, Robin was Steve's first choice
because of his experience, versatility and finesse as percussionist.
Kelly Brown

Kelly lives in the Springfield area and is very active in
local music clubs and studio recording sessions.  His
contribution to Santa Rosa was exceptional...with
keyboard skills that added a higher dimension to the
album.
Michael Heavner - My good friend Mike Heavner of Little Rock is on the
faculty of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Please check him out
at
www.michaelheavner.com
Ottmar Liebert - An inspiration to my music.  
www.ottmarliebert.com
Ted Ludwig Trio - Live At The Capital Hotel

Ted Ludwig is a world-class jazz guitarist from New Orleans.
After Hurricane Katrina, he relocated to Little Rock, where he
continues to write, record, and perform some of the best
jazz around. He is also sought after as a guitar teacher.

Ted earned a Masters degree from the University of New
Orleans and has continued his involvement with the university
guitar program. He has received awards from the ASCAP
Foundation and the New Orleans-based fine arts
organization Overture to the Cultural Season for his abilities
as a musical performer.
Debby Boone - Debby is a very talented and classy lady who lights up
everyone's life.  I've worked with her for several years at Christmas in
Branson--an honor!

Be sure to check a short video clip of our recording session with Debby
here at The Mansion in Branson.  

Blue Skies by Debby Boone
Django Reinhardt

Of course, we can't forget the best of his era...Django!