He may be a quiet man offstage, but Steve Mignano exorcises a screaming soul onstage. Steve connected with the blues at an early age when he stumbled upon his father's gold-mine collection of vintage vinyls, among them classic albums by Eric Clapton, BB King, Albert King, The Allman Brothers, Sam & Dave, Paul Butterfield, Jimi Hendrix, Dr. John, and Roy Buchanan - early influences that remain some of Steve's favorite records to this day.
After high school Steve began studying jazz and world music, inspired in part by the modernist approach of guitarists like Robben Ford, Scott Henderson and Mike Landau, but he always remained deeply rooted in the blues/rock genre. Landing his first professional gig at age 20, with Toledo OH blues harp virtuoso Johnny Reed, he played clubs and festivals all over the region opening for national blues acts.
In 2011, Steve released his first original album, 'Grey Sky', to critical acclaim. His seasoned vocals, soulful tone and streamlined chops can now be heard in venues nationally and internationally with his own New Orleans-based band, as well as a host of top tier acts that span all genres, including neo blues artist Cassie Taylor and Native American/Celtic fusion violinist Arvel Bird.
Out Of My Mind by Cassie Taylor (2013) - lead and slide guitar. Purchase.
Snake Bite single (2012) - lead vocals, lead guitar, slide guitar and principal songwriter. Purchase.
Bad Neighborhood by Dan Treanor (2011) - lead and slide guitar. Purchase.
Grey Sky debut album (2011) - lead guitar, slide guitar, lead vocals and principal songwriter. Purchase.