Solid Gold Music Rendered By A New Generation With Legendary Musicians

 

Steve Roper’s musical journey began in Madison, Tennessee. He

received his first guitar at the age of four, taught himself to play, and by

the time he was in the third grade he had started his own band. Steve

and his neighborhood friends played at jam sessions at each other’s

houses and at neighborhood parties. He attended Maplewood High

School in Nashville, Tennessee where he was a member of the

Maplewood High School Marching Band. He played a variety of band

instruments including the baritone horn, trombone and the tuba. He

went on to attend Tennessee State University (TSU) and became a

member of the TSU Aristocrat of Bands where he played the baritone

and tuba.

Steve also developed an interest in playing piano. He learned to play by

ear and at the age of thirteen, he became the musician for the Youth

Choir at his church, the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in

Madison Tennessee and other churches in the area. He is currently the

Minister of Music for all choirs at his church.

Throughout the years Steve has continued to play the guitar and has

played with B.B. King, Percy Sledge Solomon Burke, Johnny Jones and

many others. His band has opened up and played for famous jazz and

blues artists like Najee, B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Phil Perry, The

Manhattans, Nick Colionne and other numerous bands that have come

through Nashville to perform. He is consistently included in the line up

for Nashville’s annual Jazz Blues and Heritage Festival where he and

his band provided the music for Lori Jenaire, Jackiem Joyner, Joey

Somerfield, Andre Ward, Alex Bugnon The Drifters, Glenn Jones,

Alexander O'Neal, Howard Hewitt, Kindred The Family, Jessica

Reedy, Pamela Williams, After 7, Paula Atherton, Chante Moore,

 

Muscle Shoals Live: The River That Sings

 

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