Steve first played professionally with legendary blues man Babe Stovallin New Orleans at the age of 19. As a young man, he won many banjo and fiddle contests throughout the South and West. While living in Santa Fe New Mexico he started The Last Mile Ramblers (featuring Junior Brown), a popular group in the 1970s. In the 1980s, he played as a sideman on fiddle and banjo with Jerry Jeff Walker, David Bromberg, and Mason Williams, often sharing the stage and playing on albums as featured guest with Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clarke,Tracy Nelson, Steve Young, Jimmie Martin and many other popular recording artists. He started performing as a solo artist in the 1990s, playing concerts around the country as well as Alaska, Canada, England, and Ireland. Now, Steve plays mostly as a solo act, a 'picker-songwriter', whenever possible, prefers to tour the East Coast on his sailboat Rocinante.