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2012 Los Angeles Music Awards Hollywood
"Record Of The Year" for the CD "What The Funk?"
"Mark Vigil Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year"
2012 Indie Music Channel Awards Winner
"Best Blues Male Artist"
Nominated for "Best Blues Live Performance"
2012 Artists In Music Awards Winner
"Best Jazz Artist"
Nominated for "Best Blues Artist"
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Over the years, Stevie has played drums for recording artists: John Lee Hooker, Percy Sledge, Rufus Thomas, Albert King, Brook Benton, Willie Hill, Harvey Scales, Sammy Blue, Chuck Berry, Dee Clark, Chubby Checker, Daryle Singletary, Razzy Bailey, Clifford Curry, Cledus T. Judd, Bertie Higgins, Jeff Carson, Johnny Rodriguez, Doug Stone, Ed Bruce, Charlie McCoy, and The Ink Spots. He's also shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Marshall Tucker Band, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Gap Band, Alice Cooper, Josh Thompson, Vern Gosdin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Craig Morgan, The Coasters, Confederate Railroad, Darryl Worley, Little Texas, T. Graham Brown, Lorrie Morgan, Janie Fricke, Danielle Peck, Ronnie Milsap, Ty Herndon, Andy Griggs, among others.
Between 2001 and 2003 Stevie recorded the live Georgia Jam CD tracks, a Southern Rock fusion of live Blues, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Folk, Soul and Country. An album of the same title was released by Emphasis Records in 2005.
In 2007 Stevie released "High Time," a Blues/Soul album with Drew Stawin, Johnny "Guitar" Brown, Spencer Kirkpatrick, Terrell "Cool" Robinson, Wally Tarado and the Atlanta Horns.
2011 brings us "What The Funk?" The album containing 20 tracks spans the world of Funk music from the late 1960's to the present. Featuring some of the best in their genres: Soul Diva Jocelyn Brown, Sista Monica Parker, Tony Lindsay, Keith Harris, D'Layna, Funk Dogg, Cooley, Jaroslav Jakubovic, The Blues Brothers Horns, The Memphis Horns, Joe Vitale, Thiago Pinheiro, Butch Taylor, Tyrone Chase, Anthony Vitti, Sal Giorgiani, Jennifer Cosaro, Ralph Rosen, Delicious Allstars, Sanj Sen and Chuck Webb, the album's style is a mix of several genres, such as Soul, Blues, Jazz, Latin and the many other influences that make Funk music what it is.
Revered as one of the all time greats and a groove monster by his peers, especially among African-American musicians, Stevie is highly respected, and in consistent demand for his original brand of "riding the feel" Blues - Soul drumming, and "in the pocket" R&B/Funk drumming/singing for both stage and studio.
Stevie as a Record Label & Music Publishing Executive:
Stevie held position as V.P. of A&R - Chief Audio Engineer and Staff Producer for the GRC Records and HotLanta Records imprint in Atlanta, Georgia for seven years, working closely with GRC label clients (Universal/MCA, Warner Brothers, Atlantic, EMI, BMG, Sony, Ace/Kent) among others.
He worked as the publishing catalog manager/administrator and song plugger for the historic Atlanta based music publishing companies, Jalew Music BMI, Act One Music BMI, Moonsong Music BMI and Grapevine Music ASCAP. Stevie was instrumental in securing artist cuts for Jalew, Act One, Moonsong and Grapevine to include; Ray Charles, Mary J. Blige, Sammy Kershaw, Will Smith, Oak Ridge Boys, Jermaine Dupree, Lil Romeo, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Lil Kim, Wyclef Jean, X-Clan, Special Ed, Shaquille O'Neal, John Michael Montgomery, and motion picture song placements in the movies "Larger Than Life" starring Bill Murray - Matthew McConaughey - Jerry Adler, and "Made In America" starring Whoopie Goldberg - Ted Danson - Will Smith, among many others.
In 2001, he formed and currently owns two independent record labels (Alternative/Urban Records and Emphasis Records), as well as two music publishing companies (Hannon Hawkins Music-BMI and Uncle Slim Music-ASCAP).
Other areas of Stevie's career work include jingle writer and producer, radio programming assistant, ad agency music producer, recording engineer and record producer. Stevie has also been a panelist for ASCAP at the Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.