Welcome to the multi-faceted world of Austin folksinger Steve Brooks. He’s a writer and performer whose creativity points in many directions. His songs have been recorded by more than a dozen folk and Americana artists, like Slaid Cleaves, Russell Crowe and Albert & Gage. His most recent CD, “Chasing Grace,” has been played on more than 70 folk and Americana stations coast-to-coast. In an earlier incarnation on radio, he was a humorist who wrote a song-a-week for Jim Hightower’s nationally-syndicated talk show.
When he’s not onstage, you can find him in a pulpit, speaking on topics like “Songwriting As a Spiritual Path.” Or in a library, introducing kids to classic American folk songs. Or flexing his wits as six-time World Pun Champion. If that’s not enough, he’s been an award-winning journalist for over 25 years. Kick off your shoes and poke around a bit. You’ll find plenty to keep you entertained and inspired, and you’ll find out why Stave Magazine calls Steve “simply the most clever man you’ll hear with a guitar.”
“A wordsmith of the first order.”
– Jimmy Lafave
“Great unsung songwriter of Austin. And the quickest pun in town.”
– Slaid Cleaves
“An amazing entertainer with songs that tickle the funny bone and touch the heart.”
– Jeanetta Darley, Faulkner County Library, Conway, Arkansas