While spending his days creatively building gardens and landscapes, Steve Amsden also concentrates on his music––writing and playing. He has recorded with outstanding musicians and won awards for his songwriting. A warm, talented performer, he’s widely acknowledged as an exceptionally creative musician-songwriter. Over the years he developed the strong voice and powerful presence for which he’s now well known.
Steve consistently works on new material, performs, records, jams and rehearses, produces music events and supports other musicians. He plays many types of music––folk, bluegrass, country (and Western), rock and roll, blues and jazz standards. He is a mainstay in a community that joyfully integrates the arts.
“Steve is amazing. He is a world-class songwriter and musician, so if he had an ego, it would be well deserved. He doesn't though. He is as happy to play in support as he is to play out in front, and whatever he gets involved with always sounds better with him than without. There are no half measures with Steve, whether he is helping with the apple crush, wrestling with our young son, or making many of the Island musicians sound the best they can be.”