. Steve Burdette - WannaBe Rock Star - Session Musician on the Hammond B3
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I'm Steve Burdette and thanks for checking out my music site. I've loved music since about forever.  In junior high I got together with some friends to form my first garage band.  We were terrible but it didn't matter.  Our first gig was at a local junior high school and we did great, and by great I mean we didn't get booted off the stage and we got paid. 

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I don't remember a lot of the gigs but I remember one at the "rich kids" junior high. That night, I learned something else about being in a band.  It was a great way to meet girls and I have two daughters to prove it.  It seems like any Friday or Saturday night that we weren't playing, the guy who never got invited anywhere, "me", was invited to some party at somebody's house.  And yes, I might have met you at one of those parties.

It seems like I played music all through college. 

Now I'd love to tell you that I went on to have a great career as a rock star but that path was not in my future.  I still loved music but it wouldn't pay the bills, especially with a wife and two little girls depending on me. Nope, it was corporate America, Goodyear to Western Wireless and a host of other great companies in between. I had a terrific career in business.  And yes, I might have met you at one of those companies.

I lived in six or eight different cities, had lots of wonderful experiences.  (OK, show of hands, how many of you have thrown out the first pitch at a MAJOR LEAGUE baseball game).  I also met and married the girl of my dreams. 

When I got old (as opposed to the current "really old"), Sharon said I could quit work if I had a hobby so I drove to Guitar Center in Orlando and bought a Hammond Organ.  I had guitars and I could plunk around but I played keyboards in many of the bands I was in.  From there it was another Hammond and a Leslie and now I've got lot's of gear.  I knew there must be a way to record this music in the new digital age so I bought some recording gear, hooked up with my friend from high school days, Randy, and we started making music together.  You'll find all of our music here, www.inception67.com, on Bandcamp, and most of it on our You Tube Channel.

I've had great fun doing this, we produced over 40 songs and I'm very proud of them.  I owe Randy a huge debt of gratitude for everything he taught me about writing and recording music.  But I've had some things to say from time to time that were my own thoughts and ideas. So I recorded these myself, my "solo" projects, and I launched this website to give those songs a voice.



A Little Christmas Song

Sharon wanted a Christmas song so I made a deal. If she wrote it, I'd record it. Fun and nostalgic song and a FREE download just for you. Merry Christmas!

See it on YouTube

Release Date: 12/8/2022



Misfit

I've been a bit of a misfit all my life. A little awkward in social situations, not always sure of what to say, not a lot of friends growing up. This is about that.

See it on YouTube

Release Date: 8/12/2022


Cry Just a Little

I was talking to a friend the other day. She was having some difficult things in her life. She told me she wasn't having a meltdown, she just wanted to cry.... just a little.

See it on YouTube

Release Date: 5/13/2022



In the Midnight Hour

I love this song and always wondered what it would be like with a female vocal who could tear it up. So this is my cover version of the great Wilson Pickett hit.

See it on YouTube

Release Date: 11/20/2018


Long Way Back

Grief is different for everyone. This song tells the story of one person's journey

See it on YouTube

Release Date: 9/2/2017

 
Want a REAL Hammond B3 on your next recording?             I can do that. www.hammondb34U.com

E-Mail: Steve Burdette

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