Running Ahead of Time
In describing one of his solo performances, 'The Charleston (WV) Gazette' wrote that Steve Himes' 'jazz guitar is as smooth going down as single-malt scotch'. Through his efforts to promote his fellow musicians, he has developed a solid reputation for presenting the unique sound that can only come from open interplay. 'Himes' writing features all the players, not just himself' wrote John Blisard while critiquing The Connection's second CD, 'Running Ahead Of Time', for 'Tamarack: The Best Of West Virginia'. Doug Imbrogno of 'The Charleston (WV) Gazette' has called him 'one of the classiest jazz guitarists between the Potomac and Mississippi Rivers.' But his influences range far and wide as he demonstrates at every show. Although he is self-taught, he credits 'everyone I ever heard play' as a teacher. Jim McCutcheon of radio station WDPR (Dayton, OH) wrote: 'He is certainly a solid, versatile player.' And the versatility of 'The Steve Himes Connection' has delighted audiences in clubs, theaters, restaurants and concerts for many years. They leave an indelible mark on listeners with expressive ballads, solid funky grooves, unrestrained riffs, smooth vocals and a generous helping of zaniness. 'As a performer, Himes projects a casual confidence that reflects his wealth of experience...' -The Charleston Gazette Also available on CD Baby, check out Steve Himes' latest project and CD: 'The Blue Notes'.
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