Steve Obermiller

Steve Obermiller

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Not a your typical Texas singer/songwriter on a stool. Steve takes many genres of music and molds them into a style that is accessible to all music lovers young and old.

Biography

Don't you dare assume that Steve Obermiller is your everyday Red Dirt artist that you'll find playing on any given stage in the Lone Star State. Though he proves perfectly capable of writing songs those such artists should certainly seek out for their albums, Steve typically infuses far more musical influences than just country into his work. Equal parts of rock and roll and old school R&B are effectively infused to create a big sound reminiscent more of Little Feat or The Black Crowes than a typical singer/songwriter on a stool. Mix this with lyrics that are often deeply personal yet always relatable to the listener, and you have a performing songwriter that captures lovers of most all musical tastes.

Steve’s songwriting has garnered enough attention to open for The Honky Tonk Kid himself, Aaron Watson, and his energetic stage show has taken him to the main stage at Fort Worth’s famous Main Street Arts Festival. He is a long-standing member of the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association and is one of their regularly chosen artists for their showcases each year. He is also a member of the International Folk Alliance and attends their southwestern regional and international conferences. This allows him to work the business side of music where he can meet potential artists for his songs, as well as others from across the music industry to help him reach his goal of being recognized as one of the great Texas songwriters.

Steve is currently performing and recording regularly around the Fort Worth/Dallas area as a solo artist and with the southern rock band Barefootin' Texas.

His recorded projects can be found online or at one of his shows. They include a full-length album from Barefootin’ Texas entitled “What Makes Sense” (2009), and his newest solo EP “No Good” (2012). To hear “No Good” and learn more about Steve go to his website www.obermillermusic.com.

Discography

His most recent solo EP offers five tunes that feature a glimpse of his songwriting diversity. The CD opens with the groovy “Crazy”. With it's changing time signatures but consistent head-bobbing rhythms he proves from the start that he can balance unique twists with everyday listener's appeal. He quickly takes you to the Texas Hill Country with his foot stomping "Ode to a Copperhead". This song is delivered to the audience with nothing but an acoustic guitar, a voice and an attitude. The CD then moves from vengeance to love with "Sweet as Apple Scent", a hopeful unrequited love song that harkens the sounds of Irish folk music. "Thirty Seconds in the South" is a beautiful instrumental that takes you exactly where it says. And the CD ends with the down and dirty blues rock title track, quite ironically entitled "No Good" that could easily nestle itself right down into a Crowes album.