RAMBLING WITH THE BLUES (2002 Blues Cat Records) recorded in Tokyo on location and is a simi-studio live. The recording was made “old style” with all of the musicians gathered around, playing around a handful of mics, leaning in and back to adjust for “loudness”. There were no over-dubs and almost no second takes. Many thanks to my friends and family who supported me with their prays, encouragement, talents and money. My fondest memories was the release event for this CD in the summer of 2002. My Dad, Big Steve along with our Uncle Amos Parker, flew over to Tokyo to join in musically. They took the stage by storm and had the standing room only crowd of nearly 1000 shucking their shoes, dancing on their chairs and then jumping up onto the stage. Big Steve had them spinning like tops. Red faced young women nearly fainted, older ones just laid themselves out to wait on that trumpet when we left off with “You Are My Sunshine” and headed around to “When The Saints Go Marching In”. Players included Macoto Takahashi, Hisa Nakase, Yu Ojima, Shinjiro Mori, Bill Benfield, David Stenkeen, Jim Ediger,Yutaka Maki, Teruo matsumoto. (Cover Photo Charles Linsay/ Hand Color Steve Gardner/ Back Cover Art Savannah Trusty) Limited Copies-Find yours at one of Rambling Steve’s Live Shows.