Delicate Steve is not simply a man, nor simply a band. Delicate Steve is the musical creation of multi-instrumentalist, Steve Marion; that creation transcends any simple descriptive labels.
Last night, Eric Johnson proved the rock-guitar solo is not dead. It's just been underground, lurking in the hearts of guitar players who frequent music stores.
Relying on simple melodies layered with spacey pedal effects and the rare skuzzy riff, El Ten Eleven creates songs that play like an ideal mixtape, both for cool kids who want nerd cred and the nerds who are, like the Adam and Nathan of one notorious song, totally kickass.
Only a handful of musicians can pick up a guitar or a bass and turn heads by playing complex patterns that sound as if another musician is playing along with them. Berkeley, Calif. native Charlie Hunter manages to do both at the same time with his custom 7-string axe.
Guitarist Dave Black massages his instrument’s strings into soothing music that teases the imagination into desiring an encore. His sound brings out the colors of emotions through jazz and much more.