Born and raised in the wild corn and soybean fields of central Illinois, Steve Ames moved to the Ozarks in the magical era of the early-mid nineties. As a student at Southwest Missouri State University he studied opera and quickly rose to obscurity in the local theater scene. He purchased a beat up 1970s Fender F-25 from a pawn shop on Boonville Avenue and began a musical journey that baffles fans and historians to this very day. Ames, who’s songwriting style has been described as “quixotic” has played in a variety of bands in the Springfield region and beyond for over two decades including Hamburger Cows, the lowdown fancy, Smokin’ Herb Green & the Rollers, Uncommon Sense, Potential Grizzlies and more.
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