Stevan Jackson is a multi-instrumentalist wearing many musical hats. One of those is as a singer-songwriter, creating melodies and writing lyrics to songs in numerous genres with multi-variant themes. He also co-writes with other songwriters. He incorporates a multitude of instruments as vehicles to convey the message of his songs to the listener. Another hat is as a composer of instrumental tone poems for Celtic harp, guitar, piano, mandolin, and banjo. The audience will always hear some of his original material within his musical performances.

And a third hat is as a performer of traditional ballads and stories. Stevan sings material with messages that will move an audience as well as make them think about life. Like a silversmith who produces fine works of jewelry and other precious items, Stevan is a tunesmith who interlaces song and story with a magical flair. During his eclectic weavings, the audience may hear Celtic harp, guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, Autoharp, or tin whistle intertwined in the background of a song or a story. Or he may weave melody and counter melody into an instrumental solo of fine musical lace and filigree within a folk, classical, pop, jazz, or original melodic setting. He loves to tell his audience stories in the songs he sings, both original and traditional one. As a trained ethnomusicologist, much of his material highlights music and stories from different cultures in an informative and entertaining manner.

Instrumental Music: 

Using Celtic harp and fingerstyle guitar, I provide instrumental music for weddings, banquets, formal ceremonies of all occasions, festivals, concerts, restaurants, pubs, and more. I provide the primary music for a wedding ceremony or the background music for a dinner in which my music quietly slips into the gaps when there are lulls in the conversations. For weddings, I can also provide a Celtic (or Irish or Scottish) theme to your wedding both musically and in dress if you desire

Harp Water Color by Brenda Behr