Steve Pappas is an altogether exciting and seasoned musician/guitarist currently based in Boardman, Ohio (USA) who denotes his playing style as acoustic/fingerstyle/world, as a music fan can hear on his most recent recording, "Refuge". His workhorse guitars include a Takamine EC132 and an Asturias JM15. Pappas has been playing guitar since 1974, and putting it simply, relates his career objective, "To continue to write, and record my own compositions/arrangements for
When requested to let slip his top choice for an effect for the guitar, Pappas resolutely answered, "Digital reverb," and then outlined his musicial goals, "I want to express my emotions and experiences through each piece." He maintains a desire to, at some point, study historical instruments such as the lute, and is at the moment listening to Stevan Pasero, David Qualey and Gene Bertoncini. His most important gratification? "When a listener tells me that they wish my music would never stop
playing," he explains without hesitation.
Pappas winds up by mentioning long-term and forthcoming endeavors insightfully, 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.