View Full Version : The many faces of Steve Morse thread

12-26-2013, 06:03 PM
Why not, this guy has got to be the busiest axe man alive.

A heads up, listen to the intros.

Dregs first, at Montreux

Dregs on Bandstand!?!?!?! who'd a thunk?

on with Jay Leno

12-26-2013, 06:06 PM
Morse, Grisman and Wasserman on Merv

12-26-2013, 06:07 PM
Steve Morse, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani

12-26-2013, 06:15 PM
Deep Purple, classics

and of course

12-26-2013, 06:37 PM
Living Loud

12-26-2013, 06:49 PM

12-26-2013, 07:00 PM
and The Steve Morse Band

12-26-2013, 07:02 PM

12-26-2013, 07:08 PM
and lastly, Flying Colors

12-27-2013, 04:49 AM
He's great .. Lot's of good stuff here .. Off to Itunes ..

12-27-2013, 08:39 AM
Morse is considered one of the hardest working guitarists in the world.[9] He is widely known for his stylistically diverse compositional skills and was voted "Best Overall Guitarist" by Guitar Player magazine for five years in a row,[10] qualifying him for their "Guitar Player Hall of Fame", the only other members being Steve Howe of Yes and Eric Johnson.

Speaking of busy, here is a list of his side projects, etc.

Guest appearances with other artists

1977 Tropical Nights – Liza Minnelli
1978 Kamikazee Christian – Rob Cassells Band
1980 Schemer-Dreamer – Steve Walsh
1983 The Trio – Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía
1986 Storytime – T Lavitz
1987 Stone From Which The Arch Was Made – Mark O'Connor
1987 Surveillance – Triumph
1988 Southern By The Grace Of God: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour 1987 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
1988 Love Your Man – The Rossington Collins Band
1990 Nashville Rendez-Vous – Marcel Dadi
1991 Fingers Crossing – Marcel Dadi
1992 Country Guitar Flavors – Marcel Dadi
1992 Lone Ranger – Jeff Watson
1993 Coven, Pitrelli, O'Reilly – CPR
1994 Thonk – Michael Manring
1995 Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus
2001 Seventh Key – Seventh Key
2001 Nylon & Steel – Manuel Barrueco
2001 Feeding the Wheel – Jordan Rudess
2002 Camino Latino/Latin Journey – Liona Boyd
2004 Rhythm of Time – Jordan Rudess
2006 Gillan's Inn – Ian Gillan
2007 School of the Arts – School of the Arts (featuring T Lavitz) (Morse contributes acoustic guitar work on 2 tracks, "On Fire" and "Portrait")
2011 Testimony 2 – Neal Morse
2011 Raised in Captivity – John Wetton
2011 Guitar Passions - Sharon Isbin & friends
2012 A Proggy Christmas – The Prog World Orchestra

Various artist compilations and tributes

1978 Hotels, Motels And Road Shows (Various artists compilation)
1989 Guitar's Practicing Musicians (Various artists compilation)
1991 Guitar's Practicing Musicians Vol. 2 (Various artists compilation)
1991 Guitar Speak III (Various artist compilation)
1992 Rock Guitar Greats (Various artists compilation)
1992 Guitar On The Edge Vol. 2 (Various artist compilation)
1995 Tales From Yesterday (Various artists tribute to Yes)
1996 Crossfire – A Tribute To Stevie Ray (Various artists tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan)
1996 Working Man (Various artists tribute to Rush, Morse plays solos on La Villa Strangiato and Red Barchetta.)
1996 The Carols Of Christmas (Various artist compilation)
1997 The Carols Of Christmas II (Various artist compilation)
1997 Merry Axemas – A Guitar Christmas (Various artist compilation)
1997 Jazz Fusion Vol. 2 (Various artist compilation)
1998 Guitar Battle (Various artist compilation)
1999 Tribute to the Titans (Various artist compilation)
1999 Rock Guitarists Forever Best (Various artist compilation)
2001 Warmth In The Wilderness – A Tribute To Jason Becker (Various artists tribute to Jason Becker)
2002 A Southern Rock Christmas (Various artist compilation)
2004 Classical Heartbreakers (Various artist compilation)
2005 Future of the Blues Vol. 2 (Various artist compilation)
2006 Back Against The Wall (Various artist tribute to Pink Floyd's The Wall)
2006 Visions of an Inner Mounting Apocalypse (Various artist tribute to Mahavishnu Orchestra)
2006 The Royal Dan: A Tribute (instrumental guitar tribute to jazz rock band Steely Dan, featuring a different lead guitarist on 10 different songs, Morse plays Bodhisattva)

ooooooo, did that just say "Morse plays Bodhisattva"

12-27-2013, 10:37 AM
Worth all the hype. Don't forget he dropped everything and became a commercial pilot too. He is a very talented individual. I have had the pleasure of seeing him at least 5 times, mostly in the dixie dreg era, in small venues up close. I was playing guitar back then and always came away in awe. Most everyone in the audience back then, 70's and early 80's, was a Berklee student, except for our bakeout crew. The whole band was super talented and schooled musicians. Steve's style is his own, which has always been a draw for me, classicly trained, with southern tastes mixed in. As good as it gets in my book.

Eddie I have tons of Mr. Morse on cd and vinyl, put on cd, so don't spend too much just borrow them.

Hey Bob that Steely Dan album looks like a winner. I need to find that.

12-27-2013, 10:43 AM
His acoustic work is fa nominal, with his classical guitar training. His bread and butter. Such a pleasure to listen too and the technique is as good as it gets. Some guitarists are good on either one but not all are good on both, he is not good on both he is great on both. I read where he writes most all his original works on piano and then transposes it to guitar, which is not a real easy transition but probably simple for a schooled musician like him.

12-27-2013, 01:02 PM
Nevermind football, "The U" musical alumni include no less than Steve Morse, Pat Metheny, Jaco Patorius, Andy West and Bruce Hornsby.

12-27-2013, 05:04 PM
Andy West was a kind of local I think from Worcester or RI, I forget which one. Morse's technique is pretty awesome. You will not hear him hammer too many notes rather playing, picking, every single note. Much harder IMO, but classically trained makes that easier for him.

This tune features the precision of all the members of the Dregs. This sounds as good live as studio a true sign of great musicians