Steve Hester is Hi Energy Country/Outlaw Country/ Southern Rock/Blues Rock doing originals. The band has performed with B.B. King, Eric Gales, Chris Duarte, Johnny Winter, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Smokin' Joe Kubek

and B'Nois King, Valerie June, Tony Joe White, Black Oak Arkansas, Samantha Fish, Anthony Gomes and Devon Allman. They have performed at The Sundance Film Festival Eco Hide Away Lounge, Pre Emmy parties and House of Blues on Sunset Strip in L.A., Spa City Blues Festival Hot Springs AR 2014, Bikes Blues and Barbeque Festival Fayetteville AR 2014, Highland Jazz and Blues Festival Shreveport LA 2014 and Mudbug Madness in Shreveport LA 2015.

They are regulars on The VooDoo Stage at House of Blues in Dallas, and fast becoming regular Headliners at festivals all over the US, including Outlaw Nation's Southern revival Series 2015, Red Dirt Battle of The Bands 2015 and 2016 South by Southwest Heart of Texas Rockfest,2017 Southern Bred Cyclefest Branson MO. Endorsed by Saint Blues Guitar Workshop in Memphis, TN and Rocky Mountain Slide Company Salida, CO and GHS Strings Battle Creek MI. 2018 signed with Bongo Boy records. With such a busy schedule Steve Hester found time for The Underground:

What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?

Country/Southern Rock

How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?

My Name

What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?

Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elvis, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Eric Clapton and CCR

What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?

A Gospel/Blues /Country album

What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?

Have a top 10 song

What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?

Waterside, it is a spiritual song...

What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?

Making a living performing in the 2000s

What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?

Lyrics first then music.

How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?

It has made getting heard a little easier.

What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?

Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues, Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man, B B King The Thrill is Gone

What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?

Still doing it, I own an HVAC and Electrical Company, But actually I have been performing since the age of 13.

Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?

Keep the faith and follow your dreams.

What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?

Probably look for more indie/unknowns.

How Do You Feel About Originality?

It is the most important aspect of music.

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