Steve Pappas is a vital, energetic guitarist from Boardman, Ohio (USA) who describes his style as acoustic/fingerstyle/world, as demonstrated on his latest release, "Refuge". His guitars of choice include a Takamine EC132 and an Asturias JM15. Pappas has played guitar since 1974, and clearly states his career goal, "To continue to write, and record my own compositions/arrangements for
When asked about his favorite effect for the guitar, Pappas replied, "Digital reverb," and mentioned his musicial goals, "I want to express my emotions and experiences through each piece." He would love to someday study historical instruments such as the lute, and is currently listening to Stevan Pasero, David Qualey and Gene Bertoncini. His greatest satisfaction? "When a listener tells me that they wish my music would never stop
playing," he states unequivocally.
Pappas lists ongoing and upcoming projects thusly, "During the day I teach music in the public school. I maintain a studio
for private instruction and I practice my instrument daily. To complete a
Christmas CD in 2002."
Guitar Nine visitors have compared the playing style and/or musical approach of Steve Pappas to guitarists such as Scott Campbell and others.