Steve Roberts

Chicago Musician
Chicago Musician
Steve Roberts
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Guitarist Steve Roberts is an interesting ‘cat’. AND a dog person. He plays a multitude of stringed instruments. From acoustic guitar to mandolin to banjo to electric guitars with 52 foot pedals. He’s carved out a career across a wide swath of musical genres. Starting out in garage bands (no, not ‘Garage Band’!) as a kid in Oak Park, Illinois, Steve turned his love of the Beatles and Pink Floyd into a distinctive and distinguished career. (I know!!! You almost never see ‘distinguished’ in a sentence about guitar players!). His range is impressive: from bar bands to recording jingles; from contemporary music ensembles to the pits of Broadway musicals; from playing banjo at Symphony Center to playing mandolin at Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; from touring with ‘Mary Poppins’ to appearing with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Steve has done it all. And he’s still doing it. He’s at the top of his game. Steve also has a passion for large dogs, road trips, and lamp making. . . maybe the last part isn’t true?? Guess you’ll have to listen in and see.

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Author: shawncago

Chicago musician, conductor, director, keyboard player, photographer, gardener, dog-lover, and overall expert.

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