Dreams & Destiny
Steven Andrew Kacsmar's music is an intriguing mix of folk, acoustic rock, and the blues. South of Mainstream describes his voice as 'a mixture of James Taylor and Willie Nelson... It carries a twang as well as a soulful sound and is also sophisticated. Something about his voice brings an intense honesty to all the songs.' His music resonates with the influence of a wide range of genres, while his lyrics are poignantly honest. Steven's debut solo CD, 'Dreams and Destiny' has just been released by SunLotus Music. Produced by Grammy nominee Roberta Donnay, this CD features stellar musicians such as Gigi Gonaway (Mariah Carey) on drums, Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani) on bass, and Matt Baxter (Shanachie Records) on lead guitar, dobro, and mandolin. The project was recorded and engineered by David Freiberg (Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Starship). Steven's song 'There Must Be Something More' was performed in an anti-violence musical at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, featuring 500 youth performers. 'It's Our World' was featured at a meeting of California Peace Action. Most recently, he was a singer and lead guitarist for Sibling Rivalry, a local band reminiscent of The Jayhawks. While continuing his solo career, Steven is forming a new band and writing songs for his next CD. Steven hosts a monthly Songwriters Workshop in San Francisco run by Songsalive!, a non-profit organiztion that supports independent artists. He is also a member West Coast Songwriters and TAXI.