Steven Stewart was raised in Grayson County, KY and learned to play the violin through the study of Bluegrass music and Classical music. In 2008 he began in-depth studies in classical violin at Western Kentucky University, where in 2013, he obtained a Bachelor of the Arts in music.
Having a background in both classical violin and traditional folk music has afforded Steven many opportunities and experiences. He has toured the eastern coast of the United States playing multiple styles of fiddle music, and toured internationally with The Symphony at WKU. He has opened for artists such as Darius Rucker, Marty Stuart, Tracy Lawrence, Confederate Railroad, Dan Tyminski, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and many more.
Steven pulls influences from many artists throughout many genres. Some of these influences include Itzhak Perlman, Jascha Heifetz, Randy Howard, Kenny Baker, and Benny Thomasson. The fierce study of each of these historical greats has afforded Steven the ability to create his own unique sound, while maintaining a respect for the traditional sounds of each genre he has studied. Stewart’s studies have also allowed him versatility to play many different genres of music.
Currently, Steven performs and tours with Kentucky Shine, however, he is also a passionate teacher. Boasting successes in both fiddle and classical students, he now runs a private studio in Owensboro, Ky where he passes on his knowledge and passion for all music to his students.