Stevie Salas - Speaker

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A Musician, Film and TV Producer, Writer and Composer, Stevie Salas has recorded on over 70 different albums with artists as diverse as George Clinton, Justin Timberlake, Buddy Miles, T.I., Mick Jagger, and Rod Stewart. Having sold over two million solo albums around the world, Stevie has been cited as one of the top 50 guitarists of all time. Stevie received his first major label producer credit with “Was (Not Was)” when he co-produced the UK hit “Out Come the Freaks” from the Album “What up Dog?” Rolling Stone Magazine listed “What up Dog?” as one of the top 100 records of the decade. In 1988, Stevie was asked to join Rod Stewart on a world tour as lead guitarist. Skipping cities in a private jet to sold-out stadiums led to Stevie signing the largest record deal Island Records had ever paid for a new artist. An accomplished composer, Stevie is credited with providing the score for several films including Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. From 2006 to 2010, Salas served as music director and consultant for American Idol and 19 Entertainment, serving as Music Director for David Cook, Jordan Sparks, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry. A Native American, Stevie has been involved in prominent projects that support indigenous communities, including serving as the Advisor of Contemporary Music at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. For his efforts in support of Native American culture, Stevie received the Native American Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Stevie is continually making his mark in television by working as the Executive Producer on several successful Canadian shows including Arbor Live! And Catch the Dream Bios with Adam Beach. In 2014 Stevie wrote When We Were the Boys, a memoir about Stevie’s first tour with Rod Stewart. The book met with outstanding reviews and was #1 for 8 weeks on Amazon’s book chart. 2017 marked the release of the award winning documentary Rumble The Indians Who Rocked The World. Stevie was Creator and Executive Producer of the Sundance winning film. Rumble also won three Canadian Academy Screen Awards and was nominated for and Emmy Award in the US.
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Stevie Salas's Sessions

Oral Presentation

Introduction, Q&A by Stevie Salas
Date: March 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm