In 2008 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I had to go in for surgery and had 6 months of chemo after that. I had been playing at a bar in Council Bluffs, Iowa opening for all kinds of rock acts although I was a solo acoustic player. The people that had been booking me put on a show, a benefit for me a couple of months after surgery with bands all night that donated their time. I wrote “They Said Yeah” in response top their generosity and have since played it on local radio station here in Omaha each year for the Colon Cancer Awareness show with Steve King on CD105. We share our stories and urge people to get checked out. Its a thank you song for all the people that give along the way.,
I’m Stephen Monroe from Omaha, Nebraska and I’m one of those singer/songwriter people. I perform solo in the area and love to sing and play guitar. I got the bug early watching my big brothers play while I was in junior high and I got to playing right out of high school. I did the bar scene, playing bass guitar and singing for 20 years. I quit, but I had started to write and had one band release a 45 ( yup) of 2 of my songs…for promo purposes really. I started playing solo and writing more in church and evolved into a guitar player in a couple of duos. I got tired of dragging people along and went solo and have been ever since. I have been writing this whole time, released 2 CDs myself and wrote all the tunes on both. The latest “Driving the Sky Highway” I played all the instruments, wrote all the songs and guitar/keyboard parts, recorded and mixed it myself. I was born on John Lennon’s 13th birthday and I don’t figure on quitting any time soon. I was raised on good hard driving electronic blues, matured in southern rock and cured in classic American roots music. I hope you enjoy what I do as much as I enjoy bringing it to you.