For nearly 35 years, Steve Howe has been at the forefront of guitarists in popular music. Actually, simply referring to Howe as a just a guitarist is limiting. In addition to being a songwriter, he plays more instruments than just the guitar. If it has strings and a fretboard, Howe has mastered it and recorded with it at some point on one of countless albums he’s been a part of as a group member, solo artist and special guest. Stephen James Howe was born on April 8, 1947 in Holloway, North London, England. The youngest of four children, music was a constant from Steve’s early age; he was an energetic child, marching to 78 RPM records of brass bands that he played on the family record player.