Music Style:Rock, Pop and Blues
Quotable:“Music is feelings. It’s not just a beat and a melody.” - Steve Hunter
Fun Facts:He is nicknamed "The Deacon," which started as a joke with friend and music producer Bob Ezrin.
He makes an appearance as a guitarist in the film Blame it on the Night, which was co-written by Mick Jagger.
He learned to play lap steel when he was eight years old.
Influenced By:Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton
Did You Know?:Hunter has contributed to some of the greatest rock songs in history, creating riffs for Aerosmith's “Train Kept A Rollin”, Alice Cooper’s “Cold Ethyl” and Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill”.
He is legally blind with pigmentary glaucoma. Although live gigs have become difficult, Hunter continues to compose and produce new music.
Hunter was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where he served in an air evacuation hospital as an x-ray technician.