He has been compared to greats like John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, Kris Kristofferson, and others, and it is no surprise as these legendary artists are a major influence in his music. Steve Dunfee, the 2019 Artist of the Year (Folk, Americana, Bluegrass) at the Josie Music Awards, and the 2017 Indie Artist Magazines Coalition Songwriter of the Year, is an independent solo artist who pens missives of relatable realities and familiar-feeling themes, blending traditional country, folk, and a splash of bluegrass into his music rooted in his Christian faith. Performing as a solo acoustic artist, Steve has developed a niche that is in popular demand and well received.
In addition to the awards mentioned above, Steve is humbled to have received nominations for many other music awards over the years from various entities ranging from singer-songwriter’s associations, radio stations, music magazines, and more.
Since launching his solo career in 2014, Steve has released three albums, sixteen singles, and his authentic original music and artistry have attracted loyal fans from all over the world through worldwide airplay on Internet radio stations and digital streaming services.
Steve has also earned the respect of fellow artists and songwriters and often receives opportunities for song collaborations and has recorded and released several co-written songs such as Broken Chains, Holy Land, Mountain Man, The Light in Each Day, The Only Place I Can Lose the Blues, Presley Was Her Name, and High Plains Drifter.
Steve has enjoyed performing at many different venues, craft fairs, and music festivals throughout Southern Appalachia. Outside of music, Steve is an avid outdoors-man and finds artistic inspiration in nature through hiking, kayaking, and landscape photography.
"Steve - you remind me a bit of John Denver, no bigger compliment. I am going to be called a STRIPPER... Your voice is so pure and real, just you dude!"
Mary Wood - Brecon Indie Reviews