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Steve Kemble

Steve Kemble

Steve was born to be a percussionist, incessantly banging on his mother’s pans and gumbo pots as a toddler. Discovering rock and roll, he moved up to his first official drum set at age 12, and the neighbors will never forget it. After 14 years in the Austin music scene, he moved to Southern Arizona in 1990 where he has been studying folkloric hand drumming and music from Africa, The Caribbean, Latin America, India and the Middle East.

Steve has performed and recorded drums with lots of musical groups over the years, and is fluent in various styles such as folk, rock, blues, jazz, funk, salsa, reggae, soca, soukous and zydeco. He loves to blend these influences and sensibilities into The Wayback Machine’s diverse repertoire to help create music that is exquisitely alive in the moment, and that gets your feet movin’!

When he’s not playing music, Steve likes to play in the dirt, leading workshops in various natural building techniques using mud and straw, as well as other sustainable technologies like solar design, permaculture and rainwater harvesting.

Steve Kemble
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