Born in 1962 in New York City, Steve graduated from the State University Of New York at Binghamton where he earned a BA in Philosophy. While there he began his life in the blues world as a blues dj for 4 years and promoter of blues and folk shows at the school. Steve headed south to North Carolina and started Piedmont Talent which he has headed since 1989.
Steve was elected to the Board Of Directors of The Blues Foundation in 1997, one year after receiving a KBA (Keeping The Blues Alive) Award for Blues Agent Of The Year from the Blues Foundation. He is now on the Advisory Board of the Blues Foundation. He received an unprecedented 2nd Keeping the Blues Alive Award in 2009. He is also a songwriter and photographer.