Steve Itterly is a northwest-based singer-songwriter who draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal music that is timeless without being overly nostalgic.
Hailing from New York, Steve ventured to Boston after college where he studied country blues and ragtime guitar with local greats Paul Rishell and Radcliff Thomas. It wasn’t until he moved to Colorado where he honed his skills and began writing songs of his own, pulling from genres such as country blues, early jazz, western swing, folk, and ragtime.
Steve’s musical journey began in his early teens when his father and brother introduced him to Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and Blind Willie Johnson to name a few. There was something mystical in the raw passion of the guitar and vocals that moved him deeply.
Steve’s musical style is true to form with his passionate vocals, finger-style prowess, and ripping slide guitar. He has won the Telluride Blues & Blues Festival’s Country Blues Competition and he is a recognized songwriter in his own right. He has shared a bill with greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Steve Winwood, Jack Broadbent, Anders Osborne, and Benjamin Booker.