Over the years Stephen has written music and occasionally performed solo or with a band. His music has been used in a couple of the movies he directed and, in January of 2010, he signed a music publishing deal with East of Sideways Music. That deal involves the music for a companion album that supports his new novel, Cathedral of the Senses, which will be published in the spring of 2010.
Stephen originally came to Los Angeles to become a singer/songwriter after enjoying some success in the Midwest. After arriving in LA he landed a job writing lead sheets for Motown Records and he wrote a musical, White Light Train, that was produced in Hollywood. He had stints as a reviewer for Record World magazine and other local LA music publications. He also played clubs in Hollywood until the 80s.
These days Stephen plays at local clubs and coffeehouses, much like his character, Michael Grace, in I, Walt Whitman. During his shows Stephen plays music from the three albums (Cathedral of the Senses, Trick of the Light, and I, Walt Whitman) and talks a litte about what each song is about.
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