"Combining originals and traditionals, old-time music with zydeco and blues, Michigan’s Steppin’ In It play some of the liveliest and most rocking acoustic roots music around . . . they balance hillbilly, Cajun, European folk and blues music with stunning and sensitive musicianship." says Performing Songwriter Magazine.
Toting an ample supply of vintage instruments, and a sound that brings listeners back to the days of old-time radio, Steppin’ In It is determined to make a dent in the roots community. Upright Bassist Dominic Suchyta and multi-instrumentalist brothers Andy & Joe Wilson complement the strong songwriting talents of singer/songwriter Josh Davis. These young men pound out their own brand of roots combining old-time country, swing and blues.
Steppin’ In It won a dedicated Oklahoma fan base when they played at the Woody Fest in Okemah a couple of years ago. It is through those fans that the Summer Breeze Committee learned about the band. “One listen to their CD and we were convinced.” said committee chair Steven White. “I couldn’t stop playing it.”
Folks at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride CO, felt the same. “We took one listen and were hooked, as you will be when you hear Steppin' In It at work. Intrigued yet? Well, you will be . . . they accomplish the seemingly impossible task of making the most traditional sounds contemporary, blending hillbilly rackets with blues rhythms and European folk. It's like subtle musical alchemy. They may claim to just be steppin' in it, but we think they're knee deep in the future of bluegrass."
Bring your favorite refreshments for the evening - there are no venders. Andrews Amphitheater has built in seating, but lawn chairs are welcome in the grassy areas on either side.
For additional Summer Breeze information call the Performing Arts Studio at 405-307-9320. The Steppin’ In It web site is http://www.steppininit.com/
The Performing Arts Studio produces Summer Breeze Concerts, which are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsors include Michael Miller; Jamie Belknap D.D.S. and Donna Sparks D.D.S.; Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School; and Victor T. Wilson, M.D. P.C., Caring Pediatrics. Contributors include Corner Post Management and Consulting; Physical Therapy Central; and Republic Bank and Trust.
Friends include Ed and Sumya Adwon; American First Abstract Co; The Crucible; The Earth Natural Foods; First State Bank, Noble; David Fries Roofing, MDS Plumbing, Pepe Delgados, Cardinal Engineering, T. J. Campbell Construction, and The Zoo Amphitheater. In-kind support comes from Montford Inn; Residence Inn of Norman; The Deli; Norman Parks and Recreation Department; and the Summer Breeze Stage Crew.