Steve Hodnett







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music gives me joy, peace of mind & soul, a purpose, fun, work ethic, & the biggest family in the world.

What is your music dream?

To hear songs I have written, cowritten, or produced on radio.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

A love song about sharing love with everybody. "All You Need is Love"

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The Eagles "Desparado" I felt like the character in the song before I played on stage the very first time. I felt like, I had "come down from your fences."

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Eagles, Pure Prarie League, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marshall Tucker, Allman Brothers, Skynyrd, 38 Special, Molly Hatchet, Travis Tritt, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crowe, Chris Stapelton, Jake Owens, Jason Aldene, Brad Paisley, Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes & Government Mule, Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Allison Krauss & Union Station, Patty Lovelace, Carrie Underwood, Joan Jett, Heart, Greatful Dead, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Aldo Nova, George Strait, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merele Haggard, Waylon Jennings, BB King, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Slim Bawb Pearce, Brooks & Dunn, Trace Adkins, Rodney Carrington

What inspires you to make music?

Life & Music itself

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Music is Life

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

It's harder to make a living making music, since the dawn of the digital download age. We shouldn't discourage super talented people, from doing what it is they love, & what they were born to do; by not paying them their worth.

What do you think of Drooble?

Awesome site

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Something you can't discuss, if you want success. It is what it is, & you can't fight City Hall.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes I visit local live venues to see what's going on with local talent. Never know when you're gonna meet a cool co-writer.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Fresh original music composition & arrangement; & a new way of saying what's been said a million times before. Fresh is always a winner. But it usually needs to be catchy, & easy to remember, & easy to sing along with too. Topics that every day people can relate to.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

The Renfrees, Chris Ising, & Tara Shannon Renaud Almost forgot The Darrell Brothers