Steve Palmer

Genres: Ragtime, Blues, Gospel, Folk, and Country
Hometown: Moosejaw, SK
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Steve PalmerStephen Hardy Palmer (aka Steven Palmer) was born and raised in Edmonton and after several years on Vancouver Island relocated to Moose Jaw, SK. Steve performs a Country- Roots mix of his own songwriting and a lot of good old, downhome, toe tappin’ tunes. His music includes Ragtime, Blues, Gospel, Folk, and Country – with lots of audience participation.

Steve performs solo, backing myself on 6 and 12 string guitar – a lot of Travis style and Carter style guitar featuring some of the music of these Country Roots legends in his shows. About 1/3 of his show is Instrumental.

Since the 1960’s, Stephen Palmer has performed in almost every size of venue; from rock arenas to pubs, coffee houses and churches. His early Folk-Rock groups opened for many legendary rock acts including Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Cream. Now, with over 40 years of road experience, he has gone back to his acoustic roots.

“Not to be missed, Steve Palmer is a fine songwriter and singer. He enchants and entertains with his superb guitar playing, wide-range of songs (we got to sing along on a number of them), resonant voice, and engaging chat (his quips and funny stories had us in stitches; his anecdotes about music and the music industry fascinated).” -Peter Opryshko, Heartwood Folk Club, Athabasca

“I recommend Stephen Palmer as a good person to deal with and most importantly, a great entertainer. We are having him return to Port McNeill for a repeat performance.” -Craig Murray, Combined Ministry, Port McNeill BC”

“A very delightful evening of musical entertainment. Dozens of people commented on how much they enjoyed Steve’s show. We’re looking forward to seeing Steve again, the next time he plays our town we will be there!” -Fern Klassen, Westlock United Church, Westlock AB

“We were very pleased with the evening’s performance.Stephen’s show combined a relaxed demeanor with amazing musical ability. It was highly entertaining.” -John Daisley, Hudson Bay Allied Arts Council, Hudson Bay SK