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June 27, 1989 | JIM WASHBURN
For a man with three separate careers, Steve Morse seems to have things wired pretty tight: He keeps a small farm running at a time when many don't; if he had flubbed while wearing his commercial jet pilot's hat, we probably would have seen the photos in the news, and his Sunday night Coach House show amply displayed that the former Dixie Dregs front man still gets around on a guitar neck better than most rock-based players. With his other incomes, Morse has been able to pursue a decidedly non-commercial musical direction.
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February 13, 1997 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly two decades ago, nimble-fingered guitarist Steve Morse came raging out of the South in the band called the Dixie Dregs. The group produced some of the oddest mongrel music ever committed to record: part brainy rock-fusion, part down-home wailing. While Morse's studied and also heated playing made him a guitar hero, he could have ended up in the cult margins of the music scene where guitar virtuosos often go.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1997 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly two decades ago, nimble-fingered guitarist Steve Morse came raging out of the South in the band called the Dixie Dregs. The group produced some of the oddest mongrel music ever committed to record: part brainy rock-fusion, part down-home wailing. While Morse's studied and also heated playing made him a guitar hero, he could have ended up in the cult margins of the music scene where guitar virtuosos often go.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rumors of its decline have been exaggerated. The electric guitar remains the Great American Symbol of musical youth. Suddenly, instrumentalists like Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are making inroads to mass audiences, no longer just to that cultist, roving subspecies of guitar fanatics. It's a fine time for the South to rise again in the form of guitarist Steve Morse, who will be performing at the Ventura Theatre on Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Picture this: You're seated comfortably in an airliner that's cruising along at 30,000 feet. The reassuring voice of the captain comes over the intercom, saying, "The weather looks great in Dallas, and we should be arriving on time." Then, almost as an afterthought, he adds, "And as soon as I can put this thing on autopilot, I'll be back to play a few licks on my guitar." Excuse me? A guitar-playing airline pilot? Absolutely.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Minutes before facing a crowd of 300 guitar-mongers Monday night, Steve Morse stood backstage at Sound FX, fixedly practicing on a custom-made, nylon-string guitar. Dave Larue and Van Romaine--bassist and drummer, respectively, in the Steve Morse Band--idled about, conserving energy. At the suggestion that the band's instrumental "Sleaze Factor" should be dedicated to the Bush reelection campaign, Morse suddenly brightened.
SPORTS
February 3, 1986 | STEVE SCOTT
At the midway point of City Eastern League play, Morse High School's basketball team has escaped with an unblemished record. Not bad, considering Morse's five City East counterparts have spent time in The Times' Top 10 this season. No. 3 Morse played host to No. 4 Serra Friday with a share of the league's top spot at stake. Serra, which won its first 11 games, took Morse to overtime on a 25-footer by Steve Smith with five seconds left in regulation.
SPORTS
February 25, 1985
The Morse High School boys basketball team began the 1984-85 season with an 89-51 loss to Poway. The Tigers will learn just how far they have come when they play their final game in San Diego this season against the Titans. Morse (15-6) will face Poway (23-1) in the CIF San Diego Section 3-A championship game at 8:30 Wednesday night in the San Diego Sports Arena. The winner advances to the Southern California Regionals at the Los Angeles Sport Arena.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Minutes before facing a crowd of 300 guitar-mongers Monday night, Steve Morse stood backstage at Sound FX, fixedly practicing on a custom-made, nylon-string guitar. Dave Larue and Van Romaine--bassist and drummer, respectively, in the Steve Morse Band--idled about, conserving energy. At the suggestion that the band's instrumental "Sleaze Factor" should be dedicated to the Bush reelection campaign, Morse suddenly brightened.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Picture this: You're seated comfortably in an airliner that's cruising along at 30,000 feet. The reassuring voice of the captain comes over the intercom, saying, "The weather looks great in Dallas, and we should be arriving on time." Then, almost as an afterthought, he adds, "And as soon as I can put this thing on autopilot, I'll be back to play a few licks on my guitar." Excuse me? A guitar-playing airline pilot? Absolutely.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rumors of its decline have been exaggerated. The electric guitar remains the Great American Symbol of musical youth. Suddenly, instrumentalists like Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are making inroads to mass audiences, no longer just to that cultist, roving subspecies of guitar fanatics. It's a fine time for the South to rise again in the form of guitarist Steve Morse, who will be performing at the Ventura Theatre on Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 1989 | JIM WASHBURN
For a man with three separate careers, Steve Morse seems to have things wired pretty tight: He keeps a small farm running at a time when many don't; if he had flubbed while wearing his commercial jet pilot's hat, we probably would have seen the photos in the news, and his Sunday night Coach House show amply displayed that the former Dixie Dregs front man still gets around on a guitar neck better than most rock-based players. With his other incomes, Morse has been able to pursue a decidedly non-commercial musical direction.
SPORTS
February 3, 1986 | STEVE SCOTT
At the midway point of City Eastern League play, Morse High School's basketball team has escaped with an unblemished record. Not bad, considering Morse's five City East counterparts have spent time in The Times' Top 10 this season. No. 3 Morse played host to No. 4 Serra Friday with a share of the league's top spot at stake. Serra, which won its first 11 games, took Morse to overtime on a 25-footer by Steve Smith with five seconds left in regulation.
SPORTS
February 25, 1985
The Morse High School boys basketball team began the 1984-85 season with an 89-51 loss to Poway. The Tigers will learn just how far they have come when they play their final game in San Diego this season against the Titans. Morse (15-6) will face Poway (23-1) in the CIF San Diego Section 3-A championship game at 8:30 Wednesday night in the San Diego Sports Arena. The winner advances to the Southern California Regionals at the Los Angeles Sport Arena.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Post-Grammy Bash: After the Grammys, the National Academy of Recording Artists' annual party at the Biltmore Hotel will feature five acts: Mary's Danish, the Count Basie Orchestra directed by Frank Foster, the Steve Morse Band, Jack Sheldon and Red Holloway, and soul artist Vesta Williams.
NEWS
March 20, 1989
An offer by IBM Corp. to pump millions of gallons of water with low levels of industrial solvents to Santa Clara Valley households has been met with skepticism by environmentalists and water district officials. IBM says the treated water from its South San Jose property, now being dumped, contains low levels of chemical solvents, but is well within the state limits for drinking water supplies.
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