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Steve Childress


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An Album by Steve Childress, 2003


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In this new era of Pop, R&B, and Soul, there are many songwriters rising up, trying to fill the obvious void/demand for music that's "talking about something real." Steve Childress is such a songwriter. Now going into his fourth year as an independent songwriter, Steve's raw creative powers have continued to grow and have manifested themselves in his innovative musical styling. His ability to personalize and communicate poignant lyrics through song is what has helped him to stand out amongst countless other R&B/Soul

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Steve's deep appreciation for meaningful music can be traced back to his childhood, and this passion, which was developed early on, has resulted in him devoting the majority of his life to the creation of music that is a reflection of his soul and also speaks to the experiences of others. Steve's music possesses a stylish yet real and thought-provoking quality that allows listeners to travel with him to the innermost courts of the mind.

Born out of a long-time desire to pursue a music career, Steve sought to create a vehicle through which to promote and share his work with the world, and started his vanity label, Mystical Workshop Records, in the fall of 2000. His artistic vision has only been broadened as he has taken on the roles of songwriter, producer, and performing artist amongst other things. Currently, Mystical Workshop's mission is to produce quality music "that moves the soul," using creative power, as well as synergetic collaborations with other songwriters and producers.

What started out as a demo shopping project in 2001 ultimately became a collection of songs that served as Steve's debut album that was released in 2003, titled "An Album by Steve Childress." The album meshes a classic old school R&B attitude with a modern UK Soul sound that puts you in the
mind of such artists as Sade. Production for the new CD, which is anticipated to drop Summer 2004, has begun; collaborating with a DC based jazz band, 1:34 Abstract, preproduction is well underway.

With a focused mission, new collaborations and relationships with other new songwriters and musicians, Steve Childress has a lot to give, and a lot to enjoy. Consequently, there is much more to come.