Welcome to STEWARDSONGS.com , home of the multi-genre musicians' consortium STEWARDS ECLECTRIC.
To our valued repeat visitors, followers, and admitted fans: welcome back. It is for your ears we keep old tape rolling, discs spinning, gears meshing, and organic machinery humming. Creativity is unpredictable - which is how it should be. The idea is and always was to make new music and have some fun. We're serious about the music but beyond that... well, see for yourself.
As always, we invite you to listen using the music players at the bottom of this page. If you do not have music quality computer speakers, please use good stereo headphones if you got 'em. (The head recording engineer thanks you!) Before the pandemic thing, we were just about to cross over to new recording technology, but have sidelined that for now, and we're just getting caught up with ourselves. New material is coming out.
You may have another reason for being here. Seeking info about some music heard recently, shared, streamed, or on a playlist? Are you searching for info about a particular band [Bobby Comstock Band, Headwind, Strange Brew, Farmhouse Garage, etc.] or about a particular song, recording artist or musician, past or current? Check ‘Bandography’ on the ABOUT page; SONG INFO; pics and artwork in PHOTO/ART GALLERY; and many tidbits both relevant and obscure, hiding in our often quoted if not outright plagiarized Q&A pages, © stewardsongs.com!
Send comments, questions, love and hate mail by using the email addresses on the Q&A page, or the CONTACT form there. We answer many inquiries directly, and if interesting on a broader scale, sometimes post the exchange. Thanks.
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
If, in these bizarre times, we can envision the Earth glowing in a golden-white light, with all things better than they were, we can make it happen.
Recently, I had a vision of all types of beings dancing to our music in that golden light, including a blonde Nordic ET in female form steppin' out with a dark green Reptillian.
Positive visions send forth your healing energy to the world.
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We have noticed a dramatic upsurge of song player activity.
Blessed be the Adventurous Audiophile.
Reach out , shoot us a line; say what you think.
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' ' The music you love is wherever you find it ! ' ' TM
Enjoy your visit.
Q & A of the Week:
Q. You guys are amazing! Stewards Eclectric – and also my friend Mike a.k.a music artist Jonah Whale. I’m comparing you in contrast to two bands: The Refreshments and REM.
Refreshments: (a semi-quote – not verbatim – from guitarist Roger Clyne who wrote their hit “Bandidos”, then recorded for Mercury ‘95-’97): “It’s a lot harder to be independent, but it’s also more rewarding. I’ve never received a royalty check from Mercury in 10 years. Roger McQuinn [Byrds] never saw any for Mr. Tambourine Man or Turn, Turn, Turn. I’m not calling Mercury unfair, but that was the nature of dealing with the big record labels.”
From REM’s guitarist Peter Buck (after making a 5-page list of everything he hated about the business side of a 31 year career RE: $, authority, P.R.): “I hate the business & I don’t want to have anything to do with it!” Guess what Pete loved about it? Songs - the writing, recording, playing. Working with music.
You guys, SE, Jonah Whale and others – artists, composers and independent producers – have potentially avoided the greater pain and have embraced the supposed lesser all these years. This is what you’ve done, to do the better: to write it, play it, record it, and produce it for others to listen to or ignore, love or hate. [comments from the artist known as ‘musician D’ – future guitarist with Macro D and the Grand Midgets]
A. Thanks much, D. Mucho appreciado on your words and your perceptions. Yeah, if you’re in it for the love of doing it, it is its own reward, and if something clicks, it’s a gift. If you’re doing it for bucks and the numbers, you might have picked the wrong time to musician! Music in society has generally been degraded to sound bites leading to and from the commercial. Blessed be the exceptions, and those adventurous audiophiles. Best of luck with the Grand Midgets. You’ll be great. (I already love it!)