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  • Sean Fullerton
    Sean Fullerton
    Hello Clint, Alda, and Steve White fans around the world. Thank you for keeping Steve's music, art, and legacy alive with the amazing documentary you put together, "Painting The World With Music". I loved seeing and hearing the progression of Steve's music and songwriting. Most impressive to me was his "eureka" moment of discovering the Baritone guitar and putting it into Double Drop A tuning (which is like putting a standard guitar in Double Drop D tuning). This became Steve's signature sound so he could cover the bass parts and slide parts all at once. I've never heard that before until Steve White. Being a solo acoustic musician from Massachusetts, I play Blues, Soul, and Rock 'n' Roll with guitars and harmonicas, but I'd never heard of Steve White. Back in 2008, I bought a Taylor acoustic guitar. It came with a DVD to promote Taylor's new pickup system. There were videos explaining the system, as well as some performances. Of all the artists listed, I only recognized the name Hall & Oates. So I clicked on Play All. Steve's was the 4th performance, in which he played "Mud Wrestling Team" (shown briefly in the doc where's he's wearing all white). It was the only performance that I went back to watch over and over. It was amazing. I ended up learning "Mud Wrestling Team", and Steve inspired me musically and in my own songwriting, but to buy a Baritone guitar. It's become my main guitar next to my 12-String. Thanks again Clint and Alda! Steve's got a life long fan in Massachusetts. Thank you Steve for your incredible musicianship and music. RIP.

    Hello Clint, Alda, and Steve White fans around the world. Thank you for keeping Steve's music, art, and legacy alive with the amazing documentary you put together, "Painting The World With Music".

    I loved seeing and hearing the progression of Steve's music and songwriting. Most impressive to me was his "eureka" moment of discovering the Baritone guitar and putting it into Double Drop A tuning (which is like putting a standard guitar in Double Drop D tuning). This became Steve's signature sound so he could cover the bass parts and slide parts all at once. I've never heard that before until Steve White.

    Being a solo acoustic musician from Massachusetts, I play Blues, Soul, and Rock 'n' Roll with guitars and harmonicas, but I'd never heard of Steve White. Back in 2008, I bought a Taylor acoustic guitar. It came with a DVD to promote Taylor's new pickup system. There were videos explaining the system, as well as some performances. Of all the artists listed, I only recognized the name Hall & Oates. So I clicked on Play All. Steve's was the 4th performance, in which he played "Mud Wrestling Team" (shown briefly in the doc where's he's wearing all white). It was the only performance that I went back to watch over and over. It was amazing. I ended up learning "Mud Wrestling Team", and Steve inspired me musically and in my own songwriting, but to buy a Baritone guitar. It's become my main guitar next to my 12-String.

    Thanks again Clint and Alda! Steve's got a life long fan in Massachusetts. Thank you Steve for your incredible musicianship and music. RIP.

  • Marla Weinman
    Marla Weinman Jersey
    So sorry to not be able to be there today. Listening to Home Away from Home and admiring Steve's artwork. There in spirit.❤️?

    So sorry to not be able to be there today. Listening to Home Away from Home and admiring Steve's artwork. There in spirit.❤️?

  • Jeff Crewe
    Jeff Crewe Mystic CT
    I am so sorry for the loss of this extraordinary musician. I had never met Steve or heard him live. I was introduced to his music by my long time pal Bill Slamon and I am grateful to him for this. Watching and listening to Steve perform it is clear that he was a musicians musician. Creative, precise, fluent, and every bone and muscle working all together to make his music. I will continue to do my part in sharing Steve's work with others and keep your efforts and web site alive. thank you! Jeff Crewe

    I am so sorry for the loss of this extraordinary musician. I had never met Steve or heard him live. I was introduced to his music by my long time pal Bill Slamon and I am grateful to him for this.
    Watching and listening to Steve perform it is clear that he was a musicians musician. Creative, precise, fluent, and every bone and muscle working all together to make his music.
    I will continue to do my part in sharing Steve's work with others and keep your efforts and web site alive.
    thank you!
    Jeff Crewe

  • Robert L. Snavely
    Robert L. Snavely San Francisco
    In 1994, I heard Steve play slide guitar at the Oceanside Coffee House on old Hill Street. He was amazing. I had a very pleasant chat with him and he was so nice and encouraging to me, a 19-year-old wanna-be guitarist just blown away by what he could do all by himself. I bought a cassette tape from him, "Real Recycling Man." He said it wasn't quite like the blues set he was playing that night and seemed almost trying to talk me out of buying it. I did anyway and I played that tape for at least a decade, getting most of the songs pleasantly and permanently stuck in my head. The tape has been lost to me, along with Steve's name, for years now, but the songs have persisted in my memory. I tried, unsuccessfully, several times to find him by searching the web for "Real Recycling Man," or by entering lyrics I remembered from various tracks. I also tried to find that old tape several times with no luck. Actually, I'm listening to that very cassette tape right now, because I searched for more than an hour through my storage unit to retrieve various Christmas things precious to me and found among them "Real Recycling Man," so categorized no doubt because of "Fender Christmas." I have for years wanted to look Steve up and see what he was doing these days and if I might have a chance to see him when I visit San Diego. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. I am glad, though, to have tracked down this website and to discover more of his music. My own experience with Steve White and his music speaks to the immortal quality of his art and I send my best regards and sincerest condolences to his loved ones. We never know what effect or lasting impression we may have on those we know or even meet only casually. I'm certain that Steve White and his music made many a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to hear him play; I know they did for me. All my best, Robert L. Snavely

    In 1994, I heard Steve play slide guitar at the Oceanside Coffee House on old Hill Street. He was amazing. I had a very pleasant chat with him and he was so nice and encouraging to me, a 19-year-old wanna-be guitarist just blown away by what he could do all by himself. I bought a cassette tape from him, "Real Recycling Man." He said it wasn't quite like the blues set he was playing that night and seemed almost trying to talk me out of buying it. I did anyway and I played that tape for at least a decade, getting most of the songs pleasantly and permanently stuck in my head. The tape has been lost to me, along with Steve's name, for years now, but the songs have persisted in my memory. I tried, unsuccessfully, several times to find him by searching the web for "Real Recycling Man," or by entering lyrics I remembered from various tracks. I also tried to find that old tape several times with no luck. Actually, I'm listening to that very cassette tape right now, because I searched for more than an hour through my storage unit to retrieve various Christmas things precious to me and found among them "Real Recycling Man," so categorized no doubt because of "Fender Christmas." I have for years wanted to look Steve up and see what he was doing these days and if I might have a chance to see him when I visit San Diego. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. I am glad, though, to have tracked down this website and to discover more of his music. My own experience with Steve White and his music speaks to the immortal quality of his art and I send my best regards and sincerest condolences to his loved ones. We never know what effect or lasting impression we may have on those we know or even meet only casually. I'm certain that Steve White and his music made many a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to hear him play; I know they did for me.
    All my best,
    Robert L. Snavely

  • Ron Fields
    Ron Fields IB
    Alda: Do you ever get a chance to read these messages? If so, "Howdy". Now have first home laptop, logged into site for first meaningful time, hearing "Long Way Home" sent a chill up my spine, the Master's voice and music. Gimme a call sometime. Salud and love, RF

    Alda: Do you ever get a chance to read these messages? If so, "Howdy". Now have first home laptop, logged into site for first meaningful time, hearing "Long Way Home" sent a chill up my spine, the Master's voice and music. Gimme a call sometime. Salud and love, RF

  • Sherry
    Sherry San Diego
    I'm so sorry for you loss. I just found Steve's music today and am sad that I will never be lucky enough to hear him inperson. Will be buying much of his wonderful music. I'd love to buy Home Away from Home...where is it available?

    I'm so sorry for you loss. I just found Steve's music today and am sad that I will never be lucky enough to hear him inperson. Will be buying much of his wonderful music. I'd love to buy Home Away from Home...where is it available?

  • rambling raymond rambert and the song angels
    rambling raymond rambert and the song angels gnashville tennessee
    old friend is a good song - the best song anyhone has written about me

    old friend is a good song - the best song anyhone has written about me

  • Will Charlton
    Will Charlton Minneapolis, MN
    I watched you play several times at Tom Giblin's Irish Pub in Carlsbad, CA back in 2002-2003 when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton. You simply blow me away - and I'm so glad I bought your album! Many thanks and take care! Will

    I watched you play several times at Tom Giblin's Irish Pub in Carlsbad, CA back in 2002-2003 when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton.

    You simply blow me away - and I'm so glad I bought your album!

    Many thanks and take care!

    Will

  • Laurie & Roger Krug
    Laurie & Roger Krug Mesquite Nevada
    Dear Alda...My German husband and I met you at the Fish Market the week of 13 April 2012. Our dining experiences there were abolutely among the best we have ever had, mostly due to you. And now we are experiencing the unique talents of your departed husband. Roger and I wish you all the best and especially continued success in telling Steve's story. XO...Laurie & Roger Krug

    Dear Alda...My German husband and I met you at the Fish Market the week of 13 April 2012. Our dining experiences there were abolutely among the best we have ever had, mostly due to you. And now we are experiencing the unique talents of your departed husband. Roger and I wish you all the best and especially continued success in telling Steve's story. XO...Laurie & Roger Krug

  • Emmet Pierce
    Emmet Pierce Rancho Penasquitos, CA
    I was telling a friend about Steve and his music today and it brought back a flood of good memories. What an amazing person. We miss Steve very much, but remain enriched by his music.

    I was telling a friend about Steve and his music today and it brought back a flood of good memories. What an amazing person. We miss Steve very much, but remain enriched by his music.


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