Fans Picks – Top 10 Songs and Videos

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Top 10 Song Plays on my Web Site (click on the song to listen)

Rank Song Title

1

Tootsie Pop Blues by Steve Falter © 2009

2

If I Could Be Your Mirror by Steve Falter and Parlor Jones © 2010

3

Julie’s Dentist Visit Blues by Steve Falter © 2009

4

A Soft, Soft Place To Fall by Steve Falter © 2007

5

Who Is They by Steve Falter © 2004

6

Guardrails Of My Life by Steve Falter © 2010

7

If It Looks Like A Duck It Must Be Love by Steve Falter © 2007

8

He Held Nothing Back by Steve Falter © 2010

9

I Talk To God by Steve Falter © 2009

10

She Said Yes by Steve Falter © 2005

Top Video Plays on my Web Site (click on the Video Title to watch)

Rank Song Title

1

If You Won’t Leave Me (I’ll Find Someone Who Will)

2

If It Looks Like A Duck, It Must Be Love – Taste of Oviedo

3

God Loves You Even More – Taste of Oviedo

4

Tootsie Pop Blues – Taste of Oviedo

5

I Dig Rock-n-Roll Music – Taste of Oviedo

6

Stormy Monday – Taste of Oviedo

7

Guardrails of My Life – Taste of Oviedo

8

A Soft, Soft Place To Fall – Taste of Oviedo

9

Steve Falter on IM Radio

10

Steve Falter Interviewed on the Atticus Black Show


Interested in taking Lessons in person (locally), or worldwide (via Skype) or booking Steve for a Private Party, House Concert or Office Function?  Just leave a comment and I will contact you by email (your address shows on my admin panel).

Steve started playing guitar in ‘69, and has been performing regularly since ’90. His involvement with recording and sound engineering began in the early ‘70’s.

Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.

As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.

2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.


His Eye Is On The Sparrow

I have always loved this passage from Matthew’s Gospel. I arranged this version and perform it as a Slow Blues number. Here is a live recording from my performance on Nov. 7th, 2010. I hope you like it. Steve Falter. His Eye Is On the Sparrow

Feel free to Link to this post and Tweet or Retweet it. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Here is the story behind the original song, as provided by Wikipedia

“His Eye Is on the Sparrow” is a Gospel hymn. Although today it is a staple of African-American worship services, the song was originally written in 1905 by two white songwriters, lyricist Civilla D. Martin and composer Charles H. Gabriel.

Civilla Martin, who wrote the lyrics, said this about her inspiration to write the song based in the scriptures from Matthew 10:29-31:

Early in the spring of 1905, my husband and I were sojourning in Elmira, New York. We contracted a deep friendship for a couple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle—true saints of God. Mrs. Doolittle had been bedridden for nigh twenty years. Her husband was an incurable cripple who had to propel himself to and from his business in a wheel chair. Despite their afflictions, they lived happy Christian lives, bringing inspiration and comfort to all who knew them. One day while we were visiting with the Doolittles, my husband commented on their bright hopefulness and asked them for the secret of it. Mrs. Doolittle’s reply was simple: “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.” The beauty of this simple expression of boundless faith gripped the hearts and fired the imagination of Dr. Martin and me. The hymn “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” was the outcome of that experience.


Interested in taking Lessons in person (locally), or worldwide (via Skype) or booking Steve for a Private Party, House Concert or Office Function?  Just leave a comment and I will contact you by email (your address shows on my admin panel).

Steve started playing guitar in ‘69, and has been performing regularly since ’90. His involvement with recording and sound engineering began in the early ‘70’s.

Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.

As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.

2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.


Steve’s Top Song Plays on IMRadio

Top Song Plays on IMRadio

Song Title Genre
1 I Talk To God Christian
2 A Soft, Soft Place To Fall Blues
3 Julie’s Dentist Visit Blues Blues
4 Tootsie Pop Blues (in Chewy, Chewy C) Blues
5 If It Looks Like A Duck It Must Be Love Blues
6 Thinking’ “Bout You Acoustic

 


Interested in taking Lessons in person (locally), or worldwide (via Skype) or booking Steve for a Private Party, House Concert or Office Function?  Just leave a comment and I will contact you by email (your address shows on my admin panel).

Steve started playing guitar in ‘69, and has been performing regularly since ’90. His involvement with recording and sound engineering began in the early ‘70’s.

Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.

As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.

2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.


 

 

 

Check out the latest video of my 1st Country song

Steve Falter – If You Won’t Leave Me (I’ll Find Someone Who Will)

Words & Music by Steve Falter © 2009

Video – If You Won’t Leave me (I’ll Find Someone Who Will)

This is my first Country Song. I wrote the lyrics in ’05 but the music didn’t come along until ’09. My friend, Scott (Bubba), recorded this at one of my gigs. God provided the lighting – sunset coming through the picture windows to my right. Very cool. I hope you like it.

I’m working on my second Country song, “You’ve Got A Husband For That”, inspired by a comment that Scott made one day. Stay tuned……

Taking you back to a simpler time… with music,

Steve


New song released – What do you think?

If I Could Be Your Mirror

This the first time I have ever collaborated on one of my original songs and, I have to tell you, it was a blast!

My good friend, Parlor Jones, and I were spending an afternoon stretching our musical brains and trying some different stuff on guitars and vocals. We accidentally found some songs I had sent him to look at over a year ago and we opened up If I Could Be Your Mirror.

Parlor said, “Hmmm, let me show you what I’m thinking.” The music he put together was perfect – no second thoughts on my part. This is a very simple song with four very short, to the point verses, kind of like Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight (I’m only comparing it in terms of simplicity).

So, we fleshed it out, added an instrumental bridge, added an intro and did a run through. Not bad, but something was missing. We added the instrumental bridge to the intro and decided to also use the bridge as the outro.

Next Parlor laid down an awesome bass track and added a simple drum beat. Then we tracked his vocals and called it a day.

Over the next few days, Parlor worked out some specific lead guitar parts. If you know me, you know I’m mostly a rhythm player and my leads are kind of free-flowing improv. Parlor’s lead work was impeccable. He added them to the mix and brought his vocals into the mix in a very creative, and incredibly effective, way.

So, the finished product is about 3min 10sec and we are really happy with how it turned out. We also worked up a live acoustic version.

Give it a listen and let us know what you think!

Taking you back to a simpler time with… music,

Steve & Parlor Jones