Raised in the Black Swamp region of Ohio only a couple miles from the Hines Farm Blues Club, one of the last real juke joints in existence, Steve Mignano connected with the blues at an early age. While still in his teens, his father piqued his interest in blues, rock and soul by giving him a gold mine collection of vintage vinyls, among them albums by BB King, Albert King, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Paul Butterfield, Jimi Hendrix, Dr. John, and Roy Buchanan - some of Steve's favorite records to this day.
After high school Steve began studying jazz and world music, inspired in part by the modernist approach of guitarists like Robben Ford, Scott Henderson and Mike Landau, but he always remained deeply rooted in the blues/rock genre. Landing his first professional gig at age 19 with Toledo OH blues harp virtuoso Johnny Reed, he played clubs and festivals all over the region opening for national blues acts.
In 2011, Steve released his first original album 'Grey Sky' to critical acclaim. His seasoned vocals, soulful tone and streamlined chops can now be heard in venues nationally and internationally with his own band, as well as a host of top tier acts spanning all genres including neo blues artist Cassie Taylor and Native American/Celtic fusion violinist Arvel Bird.
'Out Of My Mind' by Cassie Taylor - 2013; lead and slide guitar
'Snake Bite' - 2012; lead vocals, lead guitar, slide guitar and principle songwriter
'Code Blue' by Dan Treanor - 2011; lead and slide guitar
'Steve Mignano' debut EP - 2011; lead guitar, slide guitar, lead vocals and principle songwriter