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Steve Green
Guitar and Vocals
Are you local?

I used to be, but not any more. I live in Glasgow now.

Where are you from, originally?

Stockport, Greater Manchester.

What's your tipple?

By choice, Deuchars Bitter and 10 year-old Talisker. Otherwise I'm flexible.

What's your earliest memory?

The Lone Ranger on TV.

What was the first record you ever bought with your own money?

The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album

...and do you still have it?

Yes.

Any hobbies/interests?

Travel, history, reading and films. Mainly most kinds of music.

Do you remember the very first gig you went to? What was it like?

I saw Johnny Kidd and The Pirates in 1963 at Stockport Essoldo. I think Manfred Mann was on the same bill. I sat there, wishing I was a bit older. That wouldn't happen now! The theatre was full of screaming girls, but I got out alright.

Worst job you've ever had?

I trained as a waiter but could not keep my mouth shut. The customer never knows if he's wrong.

What's your claim to fame (not necessarily musical)?

They all had it in FAME !

If you could invite 6 people (past, present or fictional) to dinner, who would you choose?

Not keen on dinner parties: I have trouble sitting still for to long.

Been playing/performing long?

40 years, on and off.

Been in any bands?

Several bands over the years. Most notable and long-lasting was Steve's Green Onions. I'm rehearsing with a new band at the moment (watch this space!).

What first got you interested in the Blues?

It started with 50s Rock'n'Roll, which I still love. I learned about Blues through John Mayall and Fleetwood Mac. I then realised that I needed to listen to artists who inspired white players if I wanted to get to grips with the Blues and that holds true for me now.

What other types of music do you like to listen to/play?

I enjoy Soul, Southern Rock, Rock'n'Roll, Country, Celtic Fusion and some Jazz.

Favourite Blues artists?

My favourites are the 3 Kings (Freddie, Albert and BB), Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Etta James. I could carry on and bore you to death...

Favourite artists (any other genre) ?
Ever been lucky enough to meet or share a stage with one of your musical heroes?

Sadly, none that I've mentioned but playing with Ray Bartrip was a joy.

Favourite instruments and/or equipment?

Gibson Firebird V and a Fender Deluxe VM combo.

If you had to sum up your relationship with the Blues using just one word, what would it be?

Penetrative.

Who would you pick (past or present) for your dream band?

...otherwise, I'd re-unite the Green Onions.

Most embarrassing moment?

Check the C+H videos! Bum notes bug me.

Proudest moment!

Feeling accepted as a player.

What do you most enjoy about the Blues Jam?

See my answer to the last question!.

If you could travel back in time to be present at one moment/event in musical history, what would it be?

The Allman Brothers at the Filmore West, 1971.

Who would they cast to play you in the movie of your life?

A joke, yes?

Marmite: - Yes or No?

Yes - on oatcakes

If you were invited on "Desert Island Discs", which 8 records would you choose?
  1. Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  2. Stuff Like That - Quincy Jones
  3. Further On Up The Road - Freddie King & Eric Clapton
  4. Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
  5. Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny
  6. Waiting For The Wheel To Turn - Capercaillie
  7. A Walk In The Night - Junior Walker
  8. Fields Of gold - Eva Cassidy
...and what would be your luxury item?

A 4x4 to get around in.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

You can always be surprised.

Go on - tell us a secret!

It Ain't No Secret Where The Blues Can Take You.........................