Preserving our musical heritage is the primary focus of an all-acoustic
performance by Steve Goodbar. His versatility and choices of material will
take audience members on a virtual trip through early American folk songs,
ballads, and instrumentals to contemporary originals and the blues. Steve's
music draws on the influences of Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Mississippi John
Hurt, and Charlie Poole just to name a few.
An award winning guitarist, mandolinist, and songwriter, Steve has been performing for more than twenty-five years entertaining audiences at County Fairs, folk and bluegrass festivals, pubs, coffeehouses, and charity benefits all over California and the Southwest where he lived for fifteen years. In Arizona, he fronted "The Steve Goodbar Band" which also featured his wife Paula as the group's bass player. He has also played with other notable string bands including the "Mingus Mountain Moonshiners" which took first place in the old-time band contest at the Four Corners States Bluegrass Festival in Wickenburg, Arizona in 2000. Steve has shared the stage with western swing legend Tiny Moore, Mike Seeger, David Rea, and the Bluegrass Cardinals' David Parmley
and Randy Graham.
Steve's 2000 CD release, "A Track in Time," includes old time music, blues, traditional folk, and original compositions. The CD received excellent reviews from all over the country and was featured on various radio programs including Southern California's Heartfelt Music Program, KVRM's Music of the World, Country Roots in Rochester, New York, and New Hampshire Public Radio. "A Track in Time" also received airplay in Europe and Japan as well.
These days Steve can be found performing primarily as a solo act and is occasionally joined by his wife Paula on bass and harmony vocal and/or internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Mark Ross. Steve is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.
For booking info please call: (541) 520-5899
1443 Grant St.