Steve Gadd, Guitar, Banjo Vocals
Full time musician and music teacher, Steve is a collector, transcriber, teacher and advocate of local traditional music.
Author and Publisher of The Tasmanian Heritage Apple Shed Dance Tunes, over 270 tunes. Co-author of 'On The Fiddle', the life and music of colonial fiddler Alexander Laing and several other collections of original and tradition Tasmanian music. He was also a Contributor to Veranda Music, a seminal book on traditional Australian musicians. In 2011 Steve was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards for Tasmania.
Steve has also written, ‘Beneath These Mountains’, a play based on a series of sketches about the lives of traditional rural musicians in Tasmania.
Both a composer and performer Steve plays solo guitar performances and duets with his wife Marjorie playing guitar, banjo and mandolin. Steve also performs with a number of bands and ensembles; Buttongrass Serenade (traditional Tasmanian folk), Shake Sugaree, (Blues and Bluegrass), As The Crow Flies,( contemporary and tradition fiddle based group), The Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble and occasionally with Czardas, (Gypsy and gypsy-influenced music) . He has toured Australia with Shake Sugaree and has performed at Festivals in Tasmania, NSW, the ACT, Vic, and SA.
Steve has served as either a program director or Festival director for a range of events including The Franklin Apple Harvest Festival, The Cygnet Folk Festival and The Taste of The Huon Festival.
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