Hi, my name is Steven Moore. I am 20 years old and am a student at Marietta College majoring in biochemistry. I am from the small town of Bethesda, Ohio. I am in a band named "Almost Famous" which consists of Ryan Abercrombie - guitar, Larry Gardner - mandolin, Harold Dailey - bass, and myself - banjo.
When I was 15 (in 2006), I went to the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas to participate in the National Bluegrass Banjo Championships. I ended up taking third, and as my prize I won a beautiful Deering Black Diamond banjo! In 2008 (at age 17), I found myself again traveling to Winfield to compete in the National Bluegrass Banjo Championships. I came out with 1st place! I selected an Ome Gold Odyssey Megatone Bluegrass banjo of the 3 prize banjos. Many thanks to Deering and to Ome!
In the summer of 2011, I got the itch to enter another banjo contest, so I called in and registered for the Rockygrass Banjo Championship, made the 1400 mile roadtrip to Lyons, CO, where I played the contest, ended up winning the contest, and thoroughly enjoyed the festival. My prize was a Deering Eagle II banjo. Thanks again to Deering!
In my time around Lyons, CO, I spent a lot of time in Boulder, CO at Ome Banjos. Since I was in the area, I knew that I would have to stop by. That visit led to a few more visits, and before long, Chuck (founder and owner of Ome banjos) had asked if I'd be willing to record for them. After making arrangements, I found myself in a studio (thanks EPDavis!) where I recorded tracks for a small CD called Ome Banjo Sounds. The CD features about 7 of Ome's banjo models with me playing 2 or 3 songs on each model to give listeners a high-quality recording to hear the tonal qualities of these models. Many thanks to Ome Banjos!!
To hear some of my music, click on the "Music" tab above. You can also listen to my music at www.myspace.com/stevenmoorebanjo or find me on YouTube by searching: Steven Moore banjo.
Visit www.almostfamousbluegrass.com to hear some of the band's music, and to keep track of what's going on with my band, Almost Famous.
To contact me, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.