" The Faribault Luthier (guitar maker) also happens to be a self-effacing
but nonetheless terriffic guitar player and songwriter. A familiar
face at the folk clubs and festivals, his performances blend humor
and entertaining expertise.
Joe Tougas - Mankato Free Press
"...His playing shows a deft and sensitive approach to the guitar.
His compositions are first rate as well".
"...an extraordinary talent. Steve combines his finger-picking
wizardry with a little help from technology to accompany himself
in a one-man guitar orchestra. Some soulful originals, some jazzy
standards, a lot of fun."
The Bothy Folk Club
"...Steve's style is musically clear, innovative and well crafted.
He is an original. Soon into his first set you realize you're
listening to an incredible musician".
Chuck Ericksen - The Folk House
"Steve Cloutier's talent has no limit that we've seen! He excels
as an award-winning songwriter and guitarist. He is an equally-talented
luthier (creator of fine musical instruments), humorist, and creative
writer. His performing presence is immediate and total, coaxing
emotion from both instrument and audience. Steve's concerts move
gracefully through a night of nostalgia, hilarity, excitement,
Ron Miles - Grassroots Concerts
"... We watched his fingering, but we still couldn't figure out
what was going on. Our eyeballs and earbones disagreed with one
another. It turns out he uses some digital electronic wizardry
to augment his fabulous picking. This is somewhat unusual considering
Steve is a professional guitar designer and builder, and an outspoken
defender of the acoustic guitar sound..." entire article>>
Peter Berryman of Lou & Peter Berryman
"... don't let the high tech toys fool you. He's a clever wordsmith,
an accomplished composer, and an award winning virtuoso guitarist
at the core..."
Clay Riness - Rustic Valley Concerts
"... His music has the power to mesmerize, as his hands fly over
the fingerboard, and produce different but incredible sounds...
Steve worked through some of his own beautiful compositions, then
through some jazz standards and a few tunes that are not easily
nitched into a category... It was a relaxing, fun night, listening
to the magic ..." entire article>>
Gary Heil - Applauze Magazine