|Time & Place|
|Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 7:00 pm
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
|Seniors, Military & Students w/ID||$13|
|Children 7–17 w/paying adult||1/2 price|
|Children under 7||free|
When Steve Meckfessel fires up his Collings slope-shouldered dreadnaught guitar with its sunburst tobacco finish, people turn and listen. With its evocative chord progressions, haunting melodies and unadorned lyrics, Steve's music reminds us of what we may have given up for lost. With his music described as "jazz inflected, urban folk, this singer and original song writer will pick and sing his way into your heart."
What people are saying:
Here's what some people who ought to know are saying about Steve Meckfessel's Music:
"Steve's songwriting is true and vulnerable and strong and there are so few guys who are willing to let themselves feel like that. His music is truly special. He really has it."
Barbara Higbie - Grammy nominated composer and recording artist
"Steve's music is clean, honest, and comes from a place of real emotional depth. Whether it is celebratory, lamenting, or simply telling a good story, it reaches straight for my heart." — Beth Wood – Singer/Songwriter Winner of the 2006 Sisters Folk Festival Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest
"As an experienced composer and musician in film and television, I knew Steve's first CD Twice had the kind of mood and place setting music that would accentuate any scene. When I shopped it around, one of the producers of the hit TV series JAG agreed. It was a real treat to play Steve's CD for them, and as an added pleasure, to hear one of his songs in an episode of such a successful show." — Peter Andrews – Guitarist and Composer and acoustic blues soloist for the Emmy-Winning, Miss Evers Boys, starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne
"The first time I heard Steve singing his song As Long As He Is Gone I had to step outside and wipe the tears from my eye's, it was hard to determine if the tears were born from my love and concern for my own beautiful son or from the fact that I hadn't written the song. Steve's impact as an artist combines a triple threat of fluid guitar playing, rich unforced melodies and a deep natural human insight." — Keith Greeninger
"Steve is one of those quiet, "under the radar" songwriters that when you "discover" him you think, lucky me! Everyone should know his beautiful songs. "As Long As He is Gone" is one of the most compelling songs I've ever heard … an anti-war song that reaches across time, like The Big Muddy, from the other side. A heartfelt melody surrounding a father's bittersweet plea." — Claudia Russell
Named Best New Artist of 2000 by WUMB FM in Boston and finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition and the Sisters Folk Festival Songwriter's contest in Oregon.