That time I asked Steve Morse if the success of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai boded well for instrumental-rock artists
By Steve Newton
When I interviewed Steve Morse for the first time in May of 1991, the American instrumental-rock scene was making great strides. While Morse himself was winning over critics with his Southern Steel album, both Joe Satriani and Steve Vai were heading toward gold-album status with their most recent discs, Flying in a Blue Dream and Passion and Warfare. (Who knew that 21 years later the trio of primo pickers would join forces for a G3 European Tour?)
At one point in the conversation I asked Morse if he felt that the growing popularity of artists like Satriani and Vai would make it easier for other instrumental artists to get known, and he responded in his typically thoughtful and clearheaded way.
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