March 11, 2014, Steve Groves has released his latest CD "Notes
From The Underground", a 5 song EP of all original blues written and produced by Steve. The CD has special guests. The
great Montreal guitarist Ricky Laurent plays swamp slide guitar on "Runnin' Through The Bayou”. Everyone
knows bluesman Steve Marriner blowing’ harp on this up tempo blues shuffle, "Shut The Front Door”. Steve’s daughter, Raven Desneiges Groves adds a sweetflavour with the background vocals on "The Queens Cousins Cats" and Rene Fortier playing hot percussion on 3
of the songs.
Regular band members in the Steve Groves Trio are
rock solid low bass tones coming from Jamaica’s Owen Brown rooted with his rhythm partner, Jorge Reyes on drums.
Having just returned from a 99 day tour of France, Spain and India, Steve
is busy successfully contacting blues radio stations globally. So far the EP is being played in Spain, Switzerland, England,
Canada and New Orleans, as well as on syndicated blues radio shows across North America. Radio response has been 100%.
Steve is now planning his next world tour. Spain has invited him back to perform at several festivals and other countries
are in his sights. "I feel great about the response that the songs from the CD are getting. New Orleans Radio has three of the tracks on rotation plus Blues
Deluxe broadcasts on local stations throughout North America".
The EP can be purchased in whole or in part on
Steve Groves career spans several decades as a guitarists. Living in New York City for 15 years,
Steve played guitar and sang with blues greats, The Holmes Brothers from ‘ 84 to ‘ 90. Also busy on
the New York active jazz scene, playing with legends like Charlie Rouse (sax with Monk, "Round Midnight") and
Percy France (sax on Honkey Tong, changed the world of sax) , classical clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, B3 masters Lonnie
Smith and Brother Jack McDuff, and Avantists like the award winning Multi National Big Band and pioneer drummer Sunny Murray
to name but a few.
Steve's vast and varied background in music brings another dimension to the guitar experience. Influenced
by jazz guitarists like Howard Roberts and Wes Montgomery, and a love of the Brazilian nylon string Bossa Nova sound as well
as Spain's Flamenco and France's Manouch, while always rooted
in the Blues influences of Wendell Holmes, Robbie Robertson and Albert King, all combine in an unique thumb and finger style
montage of blues harmony and melody.
Live at the Rainbow Bistro
Steve Groves and Daniel Ko have just released the CD "Modern History"
featuring the original songs of both Daniel and Steve along with several standards from the jazz repertoire.