Stephanie Rivers was born and raised in Oklahoma - but don't think her music is country - she calls it "Folk Soul." Influenced by artists such as Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Ani DiFranco, Lauren Hill and Mariah Carey, Stephanie writes and composes music that combines her varied skills and flair for eclectic combinations of Jazz, R&B, Soul, Classical, Folk, Rock and House genres to create her own unique sound. The combo has been a hit across the globe.
At Steph’s New York City concerts, her voice, grooves and lively performances get everybody up and dancing. In Europe, she landed a record deal working with some of the best producers in House & Dance from England, including Lost Witness and Pete Hammond, which led to features on dance compilations in the UK and Italy.
However, all this began with modest roots in Oklahoma.
As a child, Stephanie began in community talent showcases and public television forums in Tulsa, which starred young talent from all over Oklahoma. From "Star Search," to "Puttin' on the Hits", Stephanie sang, danced, acted and modeled on community stages, in churches, and in school programs. By the time she was ten years old, she was studying classical piano and voice, which combined later with guitar helped to propel her vast musical talent and ability - which now has even amazed a crowd of over 500 in New York's Central Park for then Senator Barack Obama in February 2008.
Nevermind the repertoire and hype.
After you hear her voice, lyrics and fantastic rhythms - you'll see why she continues to amaze.