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  • Belleville, NJ
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About Steve

The guitar, and music in general have been a passion since 1968, when I was given my Grandfather's Gibson L-1 Archtop Acoustic, which I still cherish.

I'm a life long resident of the New York / New Jersey area, where I attended William Paterson University, studying Music and Business.

Teaching, consulting, recording, producing, and audio / visual system design. are all skill sets. I love variety.

These skills allow me to work with, or consult for a wide array of artists which include: George Benson, Pastor Andre Crouch, Al DiMeola, Jimmy Vivino of "The Tonight Show" / "Conan", Stevie Wonder, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Nashville’s Brent Mason, Joe Satriani, Johnny A, Robert Randolph, Ace Frehley, Brad Whitford, Chris Parker, Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin, Lou Pallo, Richie Cannata, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Mangione, Steve Howe of “Yes”, and Les Paul.

My relationship with Les Paul is what I am most proud of. Les developed the Solidbody Electric Guitar, and the foundations of today's recording and music technology. He consulted with me often on new developments.

Les also hired me to mix his Front of House sound at New York's Iridium Club, located in Times Square saying; "Steve, you gave me some of the best mixes ever". As a guitarist, I joined Les onstage several times. He is truly missed.

Currently, I have been working with his son Rusty, in continuing the Les Paul Legacy.


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The last photos, and how the Monday Night's all began, from Lou.

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments


Click the pic to be taken to Lou Pallo's Blog at The Les Paul Foundation.

Steve Lucas

Manny's Music

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 4:26am 1 Comment

Manny's Music - 48th Street NYC - The New Yorker Magazine

Manny's Music, one of the largest of the West Forty-Eighth Street musical instrument stores, is closing soon, and among the matters yet to be resolved between Manny's owner, Sam Ash Music, and Manny's founding family, the descendants of Manny Goldrich, is the…
Steve Lucas

Bandleader & The Singer

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 4:21am 2 Comments

Bandleader & The Singer

Before a gig, the bandleader calls the female singer over to him and tells her...

"Tonight, when we do 'Night and Day', I want you to sing the second verse first, and then break into the bridge one bar earlier than usual, transpose the bridge up a minor third, but then back down again for the last three bars. Then, add a 5/4 bar going back into the FIRST chorus, singing on only off-beats. During the sax solo, go… Continue
Steve Lucas

An Interesting Fender & Les Paul Story

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 4:00am 4 Comments

An Interesting Fender & Les Paul Story

Les Paul began developing a prototype solid body electric guitar in the late 1930’s.

Joaquin Murphy brought Leo Fender and Paul Bigsby to Les Paul’s home in Southern California where they saw Les playing the prototype that he called the “Log”. This gets Fender interested in building guitars and Bigsby interested in building vibratos, among a few other…

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At 8:08am on March 10, 2011, Mike Stokes said…
Hi Steve.  I'm glad that you got to hang at the "Nest."  It was good seeing you last night.
At 10:42pm on February 21, 2011, Nikki Armstrong said…
Hi Steve!!
At 12:18pm on February 21, 2011, Willy Dalton said…
Steve--thanks for tipping me off to this--haven't had time to do much with it yet but I wil.
At 12:30am on February 20, 2011, Leon P. "Sealey2k" Sealey said…

Hey Steve!

Welcome to On The Visual Side group. Sounds like you rubbed shoulders with some of the best. It would be great if you shared some of your photos and the (no doubt interesting stories behind them) with the group. Looking forward to hearing from you.

~ Leon P. "Sealey2k" Sealey ~

At 3:15pm on February 18, 2011, John Sheehan said…
Thanks for telling me about this site Steve ! Hope you got good gigs happening!

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Steve Lucas added 8 photos
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Gene Cornish and The Rascals were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
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Steve Lucas updated an event
April 25, 2011 from 8pm to 11:30pm
Rusty Paul Band featuring Steve Lucas, Jay Dittamo, Frosty Lawson, with Special Guests: Jimmy Vivino (Conan / Tonight Show), Arlen Roth, Gene Cornish, Johnny A, Santo Farina, The Les Paul Trio & More!   Shows at 8pm & 10pm Please call for reservatio…
on Saturday
April 20
Steve Lucas updated an event
April 29, 2011 at 7pm to May 1, 2011 at 11:30pm
The Wrecking Crew - Trailer 1 The Wrecking Crew - Trailer 2   Exclusive Pre-Release Screening of "The Wrecking Crew"Friday April 29, 2011 @ 7:00 pmSaturday April 30, 2011 @ 7:00 pmSunday May 1, 2011 @ 7:00 pmExclusive Movie & Buffet Dinner, plus Liv…
April 13
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Our thanks to "Iridium" in Times Square, NYC & Vintage Guitar Magazine.
April 6
Steve Lucas added 2 photos
March 30
A photo by Steve Lucas was featured
March 22
An event by Steve Lucas was featured
April 25, 2011 from 8pm to 11:30pm
- Rusty Paul Band @ "Iridium", Times Square NYC with: Jimmy Vivino (Conan / Tonight Show), Arlen Roth, & The Les Paul Trio - April 25th    - Opening: TW Doyle   Shows at 8pm & 10pm Please call for reservations.   1650 Broadway (51st. St.) New York,…
March 15
John Tropea and Steve Lucas are now friends
February 24
Steve Lucas added a video
At the club, he always drank the non alcoholic stuff.
February 23
Thanks Mike. We just pulled that out off the cuff that night, no rehearsal.
February 21
Leon, the answer is "visual".  It's a standard 4x4 from a lumber yard, so I'm guessing Pine or Cedar. But, that wasn't the issue. He got into wood tone later. He just wanted to prove that you didn't need the hollow body. The first pickups and the ea…
February 21
Fascinating piece of history, Steve. It's interesting to note how everything has it's appointed time and the possibilities of what could have been. Question: The material used to make the body of the 1930 prototype, is the same type (or grade) used…
February 21
Check out The Les Paul Foundation - lots of great content available.
February 20


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