Following his highly publicized run on American Idol, Steve has toured as both a solo act and motivational speaker, and teamed up with guitarist Adam Speck in 2012. The acoustic duo entertained venues throughout the Midwest for 3 years before adding bassist Ryan Peschman in 2014 and drummer Matt Koehler in 2015. Given its roots, this unique package is now well-equipped for any venue and any crowd – from intimate acoustic, to rockin’ full band. Steve’s unique style and sound is the fusion of many influences. Melded by an honest, rural upbringing, 3 years in musical theatre, 3 years with the world-renowned University of Wisconsin MadHatters a cappella group, and his subsequent foray into pop music and songwriting, there is no box big enough. Versatile. Dynamic. Indefinable. “Disturbingly great. Weird. Compelling. Great. That certain something.” That’s Steve Beguhn.
At the heart of all great music is a story, and for that matter, a storyteller. The stories behind Milwaukee-based Buffalo Gospel begin with its founder Ryan Necci and his early introduction, through his father’s record collection, to country music, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. Growing up in a small, lower middle class farm town, the songs of love and loss and broken blue-collar dreams seeped into him. When he started writing his own music over a decade ago, it was inevitable that the timeless quality of Country/Western and Americana arrangements would profoundly inform his art.