It started in the back of my parents '63 Buick Special station wagon between Lexington and Frankfurt, Kentucky, (NOT LIKE THAT). That's when I first heard the Beatles "Yesterday".  Though I was very young, I knew enough that there was something incredibly special about what I was hearing.  From there it was a plastic guitar at age 6 and a "real" Lyle acoustic guitar for Christmas in '68.  (It was like winning the 8 year old's lotto grand prize!)

A year or two later I wrote my first song on violin that was played by a couple hundred students at an assembly - I was hooked!  I knew then that I was in love with the positive difference music could make in the hearts and minds of the listeners, (and of course the performers too).

After learning to play an acoustic, I plugged in and played in a 'Zany' cover band called the Hooters (later The Hoots, now Stevens Rocket and Flock of Beagles).  Then for the last 15+ years, I've been doing a lot of solo gigs at clubs, listening rooms, coffee shops, churches and house concerts.

I've continued my musical passions in the workplace through writing custom compositions for private and corporate events; delivering keynote concerts and trainings such as Composing your Journey and TeamTune as the Motivational Singer; and consulting on marketing, sales and presentations.

My Story

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"Steve's story-telling and his vocal quality remind me of a young Cat Stevens"  –  Keith Richards

"Bring Steve to sing and play at your church; you will be so happy you did, and you and your congregation will want to have him back over and over."  - Tony Roebuck - Minister of Unity Church of Woodinville, WA

"He sounds like Seattle's very own John Denver."  -  Anonymous

Honorable Mention - “Wash over You” - “We Listen” International Songwriting Competition 

Top 10 Nationally - “As the Colors Fade” - Broadjam’s Folk Music Category
Composed and performed theme songs - Relay for Life, Art with Heart & the Heart and Soul Foundation

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The hooters

​​Answer:  Stevens Rocket

Question:  What trio (+/-) plays  'nearly' unplugged versions of some of the most memorable / iconic rock, pop, blues and country tunes of all time.  Steve, Steve and Keith (Rocket) put on an incredibly unique and fun performance for any type of event.

Delivering inspiring life messages with music humor & heart


Answer:  Seattle's own Hooters (later known as The Hoots

Question:  What 80's and 90's Seattle band kickstarted the music career of Steve Mason - Steve Seattle?  Being one of the 5 Zany Hooters was an incredibly fun and even 'somewhat' memorable musical chapter!

Flock of Beagles unplugged as Stevens Rocket

Answer:  the Flock of Beagles

Question: Where can someone hear a Northwest Super Group when it comes to tunes you can't help but sing along with & want to get up & shake your tail feathers to .  Make musical memories with this group that combines The Beatles, Eagles & more.