Steve Pappas is a sparkling, vital guitarist from Boardman, Ohio (USA) who describes his style as acoustic/fingerstyle/world, as documented on his latest release, "Refuge". His guitars of choice include a Takamine EC132 and an Asturias JM15. Pappas has played guitar since 1974, and frankly affirms his career goal, "To continue to write, and record my own compositions/arrangements for
When requested to name his preferred effect for the guitar, Pappas responded with, "Digital reverb," and submitted his musicial goals, "I want to express my emotions and experiences through each piece." He would like 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 answers indisputably.
Pappas notes 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.