Steve Pappas is an accomplished, potent guitar player from Boardman, Ohio (USA) who expresses his style as acoustic/fingerstyle/world, as can be heard on his latest release, "Refuge". His guitars of choice consist of a Takamine EC132 and an Asturias JM15. Pappas has played guitar since 1974, and frankly confirms his career goal, "To continue to write, and record my own compositions/arrangements for
When asked to reveal his ideal 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 would like to someday study historical instruments such as the lute, and is currently 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 mentions ongoing and upcoming 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.