After graduating from Stephen F. Austin with a percussion performance degree, Steve moved to Houston in 1990 and for the next few years played gigs ranging from Off Off Broadway Productions to touring country acts. He made the move to Nashville in 1993 continuing the roll as working drummer playing in corporate party bands, downtown clubs in Printers Alley as well as the honkytonks of Broadway. Working in the Nashville community allowed him the opportunity to work with many well respected producers such as Richard Bennett, Don cook, Pat McMakin, Blake Meavis and Bobby Braddock to name a few.
An aspiring producer as well, Steve has produced projects for Sony/Tree Productions. This connection opened doors for his current gig with Dierks Bentley. Steve met Dierks playing in the honkytonks of Nashville. They, along with several other excellent musicians, Dave Roe, Randy Kohrs, Jason Carter and a few other "suspects" burned down the honkytonks with traditional country and bluegrass music knocking back and over more than a few beers! Dierks soon found a home at Sony/Tree Publishing and Capitol Records and Steve has remained his touring drummer ever since covering more than 220 dates in 2004 and just over 200 for 2005 making Dierks Bentley and The Terminally Lonesome Band the busiest working band at William Morris Agency.