Steve Pappas is a sparkling and talented axe wielder currently based in Boardman, Ohio (USA) who represents his playing style as acoustic/fingerstyle/world, as a listener can readily appreciate on his most recent album, "Refuge". His most utilized guitars include a Takamine EC132 and an Asturias JM15. Pappas has been playing guitar since 1974, and without beating around the bush discloses his career aspiration, "To continue to write, and record my own compositions/arrangements for
When prompted to divulge his ultimate effect for the guitar, Pappas responded by saying, "Digital reverb," and continued by citing his musicial goals, "I want to express my emotions and experiences through each piece." He eagerly hopes to one day study historical instruments such as the lute, and is presently listening to Stevan Pasero, David Qualey and Gene Bertoncini. His principal fulfillment? "When a listener tells me that they wish my music would never stop
playing," he declares without a doubt.
Pappas wraps up by mentioning current and approaching undertakings enthusiastically, by saying, "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.