Steve Pappas is a vital, sparkling guitar player from Boardman, Ohio (USA) who expresses his style as acoustic/fingerstyle/world, as one can appreciate on his latest release, "Refuge". His favorite guitars include a Takamine EC132 and an Asturias JM15. Pappas has played guitar since 1974, and plainly avows his career goal, "To continue to write, and record my own compositions/arrangements for
When asked to reveal his number one effect for the guitar, Pappas countered with, "Digital reverb," and then detailed his musicial goals, "I want to express my emotions and experiences through each piece." He hopes to someday study historical instruments such as the lute, and is at this time listening to Stevan Pasero, David Qualey and Gene Bertoncini. His utmost satisfaction? "When a listener tells me that they wish my music would never stop
playing," he answers decidedly.
Pappas details continuing and future projects in his own words, "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.