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The Cheshire (Pod)Cast

May 19, 2019

Corey & Tricia welcome Steve Rodgers to the studio. Steve is the former owner of The Space & Outer Space Bar/Venue in Hamden, CT. As well he is a long time fixture in the New Haven music scene, an activist, missionary, father, husband and friend, you'll find thie to be a one of a kind conversation between long time friends. We hope you enjoy and also gain some postive energy from this episode. Please visit and get yourself a copy of his new album "Count it All Joy"

Steve Rodgers spent his youth as the front man and leader of the band Mighty Purple as they toured the United States and Europe starting in the 1990s. Yet Steve’s passion for performing long predates this iconic hard-rocking, label-defying band that launched to notoriety and acclaim when its members were still technically too young to even be admitted in the bars they played.

In fact, Steve’s musical career began when he started singing in church at the age of 6 under the tutelage of his Pastor father and Sunday School teacher mom. His love of meaningful lyrics was formed as the then-rebellious 12-year-old who was sent away to boarding school wrote songs in his head during the day and taped them into his cassette recorder at night. (Yes, he still has the cassette with his first four songs on it.)

After decades spent making music, Steve returned to his other passion from his youth: creating music-based events that drew local communities together. He founded several now legendary and unfortunately lost community venues where talented local artists, national acts and community kids all found common ground around the music they loved.

Now, Steve’s eclectic career in the music industry has come full circle as he brings his indie, folk sound and soul back to the folks who love him – and an entirely new generation of those who are soon to be fans.