Band Leader, Steve Price is no stranger to the music business. Starting out as a songwriter in the 80's, local musicians sought his advice and to this day consider him the main influence and reason for them pursuing music.
Price has over 100 originals and can play and sing hundreds of covers of various genres. He has performed at numerous clubs in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky, as well as performances in LA at "Gazzari's" and "Dancing Waters."
From 1980 to 1992 he formed "Evans Landing," known for their video, "0-60" produced by Crystal Moss, which aired locally on cable and was nominated for "Best Storyline Concept," in Blockbuster's Video Contest held at Coyote's nightclub in Louisville Kentucky. They also won 2nd place in 1988 and 1st place in 1987 in the Carl Casper Auto Show Band Battle. They also were runner ups to Spanky Lee in a local songwriters contest in 1986. The band also won the categories of "Best Hard/Rock" in 1992 and Price won "Best Folk" in 1994 in a local songwriters contest.
Price went on to combine his talents with Jim Masterson to form the duo "Price and Masterson" in 1992. Masterson, received notariety with his band "The Jim Masterson's Blue's Band." As an accomplished guitarist he jammed with some of the greats. While in Chicago he performed at the Chicago Blues Club and shared the stage with Junior Wells, James Cotton, and Muddy Waters. He was a major influence on the local blues scene. He continued his work with Price to form "The River Rats," in 1995. In 2009 they changed their name to "The Steve Price Band."
Bill Chissum plays drums for the group. His drumming experience started at an early age and brought him to the attention of the Navy. He played in the Navy Drum and Bugle Corps and went on to play in "Blue Steele," "IMEZRU," and "Exit Zero," Exit Zero placed in the top six all star bands in "Mom's Music Fest" out of 300 contestants nationwide. They had the honor of playing at "Bia's Music Fest" in Woodstock, Illinois. His experience as a light and soundman and stage manager for "The Monarchs," for 14 years gives the band a sound advantage over more inexperienced groups.
Steve Lopp's smiling face adds an element of fun to the group. Lopp was influenced at an early age in church and as a bass player for the family oriented country band "The Midnight Ramblers." From 1986 to 1990 he played rock and country in "Four Wheel Drive." He formed the variety band "Hoosier Daddy," in 1990. They placed in the top 5 out of 60 bands in WAMZ radio's "Battle of the Bands," in 1991. Lopp is now a "River Rat," and enjoys playing
a variety of musical styles for varied audiences.
Vocalist Christiana Lawrence makes guest appearances on occasion. Her powerful vocals have made her a favorite at local fairs, festivals and jamborees. More to come about Christi at a later date!
The bands agent, Crystal Moss, is not a stranger to the music scene either. As a photographer and promotions manager, she has provided services to acts too numerous to count. She gained experience networking with Nashville producers, publishers, and national acts , such as Phil Vassar, Gary Allen, and producer Rusty McFarland, while managing vocalist Gina Emerson. She has organized songwriters contests and multi band stages. She wrote, produced and filmed the videos, "0 to 60" and "After Today," which were both nominated for "Best Storyline Concept," in The Blockbuster Video Awards, which aired on television. Her work also appears in Mike Keithley's video, "Are You Ever Coming Home." She co-owned the music magazine, "The Regional Entertainment Directory," with musician George Brackens, which gained her access to numerous national acts and music professionals. She admires talented people and is driven by her disire to see them pursue their "Burning Yes."
Price and Moss have combined talents and now own and operate Dewey Heights Publishing, a musician and songwriter collaboration located in southern Indiana. Check out their site at http://www.deweyheightspublishing.com .
Don't miss the upcoming feature article on Jim Masterson in The Louisville Music News!
As you can see, this band has picked up some of the most talented musicians and professionals that are necessary to provide a quality show and the ability to act and perform professionally in even the most demanding situations.
The talent in the band can fit any venue size. Hire Steve Price individually as an acoustic act or Steve & Jim Masterson as a Duo. The band is available as a three or four piece. Don't Delay! Book Your Event Today!
Click the audio button above to listen to original tunes!
Steve Price : Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Jim Masterson : Keyboards, Sax, Lead Guitar & Vocals
Steve Lopp : Bass Guitar
Bill Chissum : Percussion & Vocals
Evans Landing, "0 to 60," 1992
"Freedom" co-written with Walter Carothers, "Game of Life" and "Gatlinburg" written and performed by Steve Price appeared on the compilation Troop CD "Going Home," which was sent to troops in the Middle East through Tyson Foods, Inc., 2008
Coming Soon! "Game of Life" CD, written and performed by Steve Price, along with various musicians, such as Neil Young's Guitarist, Anthony Crawford.
Lonely Girl - Steve Price & Anthony Crawford
Game of Life - Steve Price
Tick Tock - Steve Price
Wheels - Steve Price
Trail of Tears - Steve Price
Price & Masterson Demo
When Ya' Comin' Home - Steve Price Band
Talkin' 'Bout the Whether - Price & Carothers
City is a Jungle - Evans Landing
TROOP CD COMMENTS
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYINGDEWEY HEIGHTS LINKS PAGEGUESTBOOKWHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DHP!'CD's to tro...WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYINGDEWEY HEIGHTS LINKS PAGEGUESTBOOKWHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DHP!'CD's to troops in the Middle East, what a great gift to those serving our country!'
Sarah J. Gatewood
Donor Relationship Manager, Metro United Way
"It's so important to support our military's young men and women who are spending Christmas in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world with something to make their holiday a little bit brighter. The Troop CD "Going Home" in a small way helps with that and Tyson Foods was happy to help in that effort."
Complex Manager, Tyson Foods, Inc., Corydon, IN.
This band performs too many songs to provide a complete list here. They adjust their song list to fit a variety of genres. They are as popular with the older crowd as they are with the young adults. We have provided an abreviated list.
BEATLES - Follow the Sun, Get Back, Hide Your Love Away, Let It Be, Things We Said Today
BOX TOPS - Letter
CCR- Bad Moon Rising, Cotton Fields, Down on the Corner, Green River, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Midnight Special, Proud Mary, Suzie Q, Who'll Stop the Rain
CHUBBY CHECKER - Twist
CHICAGO - Colour My World
ERIC CLAPTON - After Midnight, Before You Accuse Me, Crossroads, Lay Down Sally, Strange Brew, Wonderful Tonight
SAM COOKE - Havin' a Party, Only Sixteen, You Send Me, Wonderful World
CRAZY ELEPHANT - Gimme Good Lovin'
SPENCER DAVIS - Gimme Some Lovin'
DION - Runaround Sue, Teenager in Love, Wanderer
DOORS - Light My Fire, Love Me Two Times, Riders on the Storm, Roadhouse Blues
DRIFTERS - Under the Boardwalk, Save the Last Dance for Me
BOB DYLAN - Girl from the North Country, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Lay Lady Lay, Tangled up in Blue
DAVE EDMUNDS - I Hear You Knockin'
ELVIS - All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Little Sister
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD - Some Kinda Wonderful
BUDDY HOLLY - Every Day, Maybe Baby, True Love Ways, We Belong Together
TOMMY JAMES - Hanky Panky, Mony Mony
KINKS - Tired of Waiting
LYNARD SKYNARD - Mr. Breeze, Sweet Home Alabama
OUTSIDERS - Time Won't Let Me
WILSON PICKETT - 634-5789, Midnight Hour, Walkin' the Dog
ROLLING STONES - It's All Over Now, Miss You, Satisfaction, Under My Thumb
SANTANA - Evil Ways
STEVIE RAY VAUGHN - Cold Shot
TEMPTATIONS - Get Ready, My Girl
RITCHIE VALENS - Donna
NEIL YOUNG - Down by the River, Harvest Moon, Like a Hurricane, Lotta Love, Old Man, Tonight's the Night
This act can be upscaled or downscaled to meet your needs. Steve Price is also available as an individual acoustic act. Masterson and Price are also available as a duet.
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