Teaches: Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Fiddle
Teaching philosophy: There are an infinite number of ways that we can listen to, learn, practice, understand, and enjoy music. I try to be as versatile as possible to address the strengths and interests of each student.
Musical influences: Jerry Garcia, Dave Talmage
When I’m not making music: I’m spending time outdoors or reading.
Current Projects: Jazzputin, Old Hat, Joe Walsh Band
Favorite Place In Maine: Eliot
Steve Roy is a multi-instrumentalist from Eliot, Maine, who plays and teaches upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and ukulele. He is fluent in a vast array of musical styles, including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock, jam, country, old time, heavy metal, etc. As a sideman, he has toured nationally and internationally with acts such as Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, John Reischman and the Taterbugs, Molly Tuttle, Joe K. Walsh, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Joy Kills Sorrow, Hit and Run Bluegrass, and many others. Locally, he is well known for his work with groups such as Jazzputin and the Jug Skunks, Steve and Dave Play Dead, Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, The Stowaways, High Range, The Mill City Ramblers, Spinal Tarp, and countless others. He has been leading a weekly open bluegrass jam on the NH seacoast for over a decade.
Bluegrass Now Magazine calls Steve a “devastating weapon.” He is currently a faculty member at 317 Main and at Portsmouth Music and Arts Center in Portsmouth, NH. He has taught at bluegrass camps and workshops throughout the USA and Canada, including Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp (TN), Nimblefingers Old Time & Bluegrass Workshops in British Columbia, and many others.
Steve is also an archaeologist with field experience in Central America and New England.