Steven’s amalgamation of genres stems partly from an early exposure to old-school country music legends such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson along with the popular music of that time including Motown, The Beatles, Elvis and the psychedelic bands from the 60’s. He explains, “My muses are stuck somewhere between the consciousness of Eckhart Tolle and the artistry of Pink Floyd.” While Graves music is all original, there is a comforting familiarity present as one can easily hear such influences as the Eagles, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and others coming through. When it comes to his stylistic synergy, you never know what to expect. “Whether it is psychedelic country, hippy rock, or Americana, I like to freestyle my creative concepts,” he comments.
Graves describes his musical journey as, “A spiritual path of self-discovery founded with authenticity and purpose.” While Graves music defies any one genre, he merges country with folk and rock very much like the Southern California singer-songwriters of the late 60s and early 70s which included the Eagles, Graham Parsons, Jackson Browne and so many others. His latest 7th album was released in 2017 and got very favorable reviews.
Graves songs revolve around a depth of spiritual and social consciousness that truly makes him unique as a singer-songwriter. Steven describes an “unstable and turbulent” childhood as a force that drove him deeper into the solace of a “musical universe” and started his lifelong quest to understand the true meaning of life. “Writing songs and jamming unchained me and set me free into a magical world that went beyond mind and beyond the worries of the world outside,” he says.
Brandy Robinson Levingston is soul/rock’n’roll vocalist and musician presenting a funky, soulful, fresh vibe. She creates a style that is all her own with irresistible melodies, funky guitar riffs, and powerful, soulful vocals. She’s released 3 albums and usually tours with her band Midnight Sol.
The historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Beer and wine at the venue. Tickets and video at the web site www.suttercreektheatre.com