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Baritone   Riverlorian   Photographer   Filmmaker 

Steve is a riverlorian (river historian), educating  people who travel the Mississippi, Ohio and Cumberland Rivers. His one man hit show, "Our Mighty Mississippi" has thrilled thousands. A world class baritone with a charismatic presence, he has sung over 40 operatic and oratorio roles, soloed with symphonies and toured Italy, singing Italian art songs with Toscanini's grandson. He has performed for Minnesota Opera, The Schubert Club and soloed with The Metropolitan Symphony and Minnesota Chorale. Steve has recorded 5 CDs and 2 DVDs. Since his childhood in the Lutheran Church, he has always had a deep love for religious music, from classical to gospel and traditional hymns. His best selling CD is "Grandma's Favorite Gospel Hymns". A true renaissance man, he is also a river photographer and filmmaker.

 

 

Steve is excited to be releasing two CDs in September of 2018! The first, Holy Chestnuts, is a collection of Victorian Era Anthems. These are beautiful vocal works, many in the operatic tradition, meant to be performed as part of a church service. Since they stood on their own as great repertoire, they were often performed in salons and concert hallsSteve has included the Lord's Prayer on this CD!  

  

The second CD is Lord, Here Am I, a re release of a collection of contemporary Christian songs, recorded in 2008 with Dottie Cross on piano.

 

 

New CD "Holy Chestnuts" Available January 1!

Remastered CD Lord, Here Am I" available January 1