7:30 - 9:46 pm
Friday March 28, 2003
Please welcome Steve Hancock and Vic Van Beuren on their return
to Rappahannock Coffee. Steve has been a part of the Washington
area acoustic music scene since the late 80s. Commitments in recent
years have kept him from the usual nightspots, but he’s remained
active in various other venues. When asked what style of music he
plays, he smiles "I play date music. If you’re on a date,
this is the music you listen to."
Steve is known as a solo folk/folk rock cover artist. "I like
what people want to hear - songs that are familiar and have memories
connected to them." Among the likes of Cat Stevens, America,
Nanci Griffith, and John Prine, his main influence has been James
Taylor. And when you hear him perform, you’ll understand why.
Even his dog’s name is "Taylor". Evidently, this
is not a coincidence.
Recently, Steve has been joined by Vic Van Beuren on harmonica.
In a prior life, Vic was a studio artist and often accompanied visiting
musicians at "The Family Owl", an original music club
in Cincinnati. Vic’s major influences range from Sonny Terry
to Howard Levy.
Vic is an accomplished musician with a gift for enhancing the depth
of any song, regardless of genre. Of course he is always ready to
make his own statement when an opportunity is presented.
Where are these two headed next? Who knows. All they will say is
"We’re not a big name…yet. But we’ve seen
a lot of them in concert!" Although they haven’t recorded
yet, there are rumors that something may be in the works. Let’s