Rochester, NY native Steve Cunningham began playing guitar at age 14, where he was influenced by such diverse artists as Led Zeppelin, Pat Metheny, Yes, and the Brecker Brothers, as well as classical and bluegrass music. After years of playing and touring with various rock,country, and Top 40/dance bands, including his own original instrumental rock trio 'The Value of X', Steve released his first solo CD, 'Travels', in 1995. Featuring blazing, yet tasteful electric, acoustic, and slide guitar playing, 'Travels' still enjoys steady sales, as well as daily airplay on national radio. Later in '95, Steve relocated to Atlanta, where he began playing the lap steel, immersing himself in the styles of David Lindley, western-swing great Tom Morrell, and Sacred Steel player Aubrey Ghent. One of the most diverse and in demand guitarists on the Atlanta music scene, Steve performs over 200 dates a year, playing jazz, R+B, rock, funk, nouveau-flamenco, blues, pop, and western-swing, among other styles. He has played with Grammy-nominated Susan Tedeschi,long-time members of James Brown's band, and Grammy Award winner William Bell, as well as opening for Jeff Beck, Kool and the Gang, The Barenaked Ladies, The Four Tops, Dream Theatre, and Blondie. In addition, he has performed at the Southeast Emmy Awards, the World Series, and headlined at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Steve is also a first-call session player, playing on hundreds of local and national CD releases, TV and radio commercials, and movie soundtracks. He has recorded for Coca-Cola, Ford, IBM, Cartoon Network, Microsoft, CNN, and NASCAR to name a few, as well as recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra. Steve's new CD 'Dubious Tones' is now available, featuring a vast array of vibey guitar and lap steel tunes, including Thelonious Monk's 'Rhythm-a-ning' and a scorching version of the hymn 'How Great Thou Art'.