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During 2007, he converted his lifelong love and pursuit of music and expression into 2 EP releases: Gravity and Darker Matter. Gravity is anchored by the uplifting acoustic piece “There’s Always Another Day” and the funky title track. In between you find creative and expressive love songs and the upbeat “Get Outside.” The songs and arrangements in this remarkable first outing were all written, recorded, and produced by Steve in his home studio. He is also credited with all vocal and instrument performances on the tracks.

A quick burst of creativity closely on the heels of Gravity gave birth to Darker Matter, a five song EP with a darker atmosphere reflecting his experiences in corporate America, challenging relationships, and frustration with the post-Katrina efforts in New Orleans. Recorded in his New Orleans home studio, Steve once again is credited with all songwriting, production, and instrumentation on Darker Matter. With a blend of electric rock (see Moving On) and acoustic balladry (see Make It Right), Darker Matter further reflects STAM’s musical tastes and diverse capabilities.

The Don’t Walk Away EP was released in early 2008 and is regarded by many as his best and most diverse work yet. From the open tuning acoustic renderings of the title track to the Floydish “The Fear Inside” to the tear-jerking “Conclusion” it is clear that STAM’s expressions have advanced and reflect a more sonic approach to recording.

These EP releases are available on iTunes.


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STAM is Steve Cunningham, a New Orleans-based artist and business professional. A lover of the guitar since the early 1980s, Steve has a breadth of musical influences that are reflected in his compositions. His pre-teen musical years were shaped by the disco era and repeated listenings of his parent’s Boston, Chicago, and Bee Gees LPs. Exposure to the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and Pink Floyd a few years later launched many years of exploring harder-edged blues rock and the metal of the early 1980s while he jammed with various garage bands on rhythm guitar and bass. Some years later he became hooked on the softer acoustic expressions of the likes of Bread, James Taylor, and the Eagles as well as the syrupy love ballads common to the 1970s. All of these influences appear at times in STAM’s music to create a unique listening experience.