This is the official Facebook page for guitarist and composer Steve Morse.
Steve Morse is a guitarist renowned for his intricate compositions, innovative techniques, and versatility across musical genres. Having started playing guitar around the age of 11, he later on attended University of Miami's School of Music, where he studied classical guitar and jazz. A "guitarist's guitarist", he was voted "Best Overall Guitarist" in the Guitar Player Readers Poll for five consecutive years, before being removed from eligibility to open the award to other musicians, and being inducted into their Gallery of Greats. His work has received seven Grammy award nominations, and he has appeared on over 200 albums.
Steve has established himself in a wide range of musical genres, from classical guitar to jazz and fusion to country and bluegrass to progressive rock, pop rock and hard rock, beginning with bands such as the Dixie Dregs, the Steve Morse Band and Kansas. In 1994, Steve joined Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Deep Purple, and is the band's longest-serving guitarist. Their most recent studio album, 2013's Now What?! earned the group 12 gold and platinum albums, with five #1 national album chart positions.
In 2011, Morse joined the newly formed progressive pop/rock supergroup Flying Colors. To date, they recorded two studio albums and two live albums, including the #1 nationally-charting Live in Europe. In between work with his bands, Steve appears and records with other artists, guesting on over 60 albums to date.
Looking ahead, Deep Purple will release a new studio album in 2017 with producer Bob Ezrin. Flying Colors is reconvening in December of 2016 to begin a new studio album, and work has begun on a new supergroup with his son, Kevin, who is also a guitarist. There are also plans with Angelfire.
Steve plays a series of signature guitars designed with Ernie Ball Music Man, outfitted with his signature DiMarzio pickups, and ENGL amplifiers all of which contribute to his ubiquitous guitar sound, heard throughout 2016 and 2017 as Deep Purple and his other bands tour throughout the world on all five continents.
I'm doing an AMA with ultimate guitar, post questions, and I'll do my best to answer at the upcoming rock 'n' roll fantasy camp!
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Hey this is Bill from Steve's new official store. We've got new stuff for you to love! Designed for Valentine's Day by our own Katya. Because what guitarist doesn't ask, "What parts of the guitar can I wear?" It's all handmade from silver and guitar strings played by Steve in concert*. For the number one guitarist in your life!
*Steve Morse not included.
Hi everybody this is Janine!! We are at the NAMM show and it's been a lot of fun. For Steves 30th year anniversary with Ernie Ball Musicman they are coming out with a new Steve Morse guitar. Here are a couple of pictures of Steve with the first prototype of the guitar. Don't you love the white binding and how about that wood!!!
I never thought I would see a calendar say '2017' in my lifetime, but here we are. Time is passing faster and faster, and now that I'm finally wise enough to make some better decisions, many of those opportunities have passed. The one thing that I have no regrets about is spending time with family, having an occupation that has allowed me much freedom of expression, and helping others when possible. More than ever, I see that the most important part of my career should have been trying to be the best example for younger players. The measures of success all fade, compared to somebody being a positive influence on our chaotic culture. Support your local musicians, and Happy New Year!