"All But Forgotten" is the latest and last album by Steve Stipp, a collection of his own 'classic oldies' from more than a quarter of a century past... all originals, all personal favorites, all written and performed by himself. Spanning several different genres from country to classical, to pop ballads in the style of early Elton John, Billy Joel and Dan Fogelberg, "All But Forgotten" is recorded with the clean, simple arrangements and stunning guitar and bass work of renowned musician Roman Morykit of Gypsy Soul (www.gypsysoul.com). These twelve easy-listening compositions offer something for every taste, whether it's the poignant and relatable lyrics, the rich orchestrations, the memorable melodies, or the multi-layered piano and guitar performances of both Steve and Roman together. From the powerful orchestral opus of "Winter Girl," to the intimate and personal serenade of "A Moth to Flame"... the uncertainty and wishful thinking of "That Look In Her Eye," or the relief and reassurance of "Waiting to Hit the Ground"... whether it's the worshipping-from-afar of "Your Freedom and Your Song," or the gentle ending of an affair as expressed in "Port In The Storm" every song offers up a unique yet familiar perspective on the complexities of human relationships.
Steve is an accomplished pianist, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. And in addition to the two albums of his own original music that he's recorded, he's also been credited as a studio musician on the demos and albums of three other artists, including two albums by Gavin Derek (at www.gavinsound.com). He's also competed in and won at the highest levels of Tops in Blue, the U.S. Air Force's equivalent of American Idol, earning a place as the keyboardist and band leader on the 1984 Tops in Blue Overseas Tour. And after 78 shows at sites in 21 countries, plus Alaska and Hawaii, the tour culminated in Palo Alto, California, with their performance as the halftime show of Superbowl XIX. (you can get more information on that Tops in Blue tour, including photos and video of that Superbowl performance, by clicking on "Tops in Blue" in the directory above)