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Steve Rector

Music: Solos, Duos, and Trios

Steve Rector
Steve Rector270-338-4882steverector@bellsouth.netNumber of Performers:2Fee Range:$200 – $700 Available for Block Booking


Sweet Georgia Brown
Born in the coal camp hamlet of Beech Creek, Steve Rector learned his first guitar chords from his dad. His first encounter with thumb-picking was through a preacher that worked with his father in the mines, Mose Rager, Merle Travis’ mentor. Steve had a conversion experience with guitar styles that day and knew he would wear a thumbpick as long as he was able to play.

With a robust and joyful style, Rector likes playing old standards and sometimes ventures into popular songs, including rock and pop. Having recorded everything from Eric Clapton’s "Lay Down Sally" to the television theme song from The Waltons, Rector is a key figure in the music of his region. He holds back-to-back recognition as National Thumb-picking Champion. Steve’s music is heard weekly on the popular television show, Kentucky Afield, a Kentucky Educational Television production.

Minimum Technical Requirements
Minimum stage size: 10 feet x 8 feet
Lighting: general wash with spots
Sound: one vocal microphone, two amplifier microphones and monitors
Other: one flat-bottomed, armless chair per performer