Q&A: Steve Fossen


I spoke o Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, Steve Fossen. Steve is one of the founding members of Heart.

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a musician?

Around the age of five I believe. My parents had a friend who had an organ. I loved playing it. I even started picking out melodies. They were amazed I could do that at that young age.

Q: What is your favorite song to perform?

It has to be “Mistral Wind” from the Dog and Butterfly album.

Q: What is your favorite part of performing live?

I love playing music, and hearing our band getting it right, and sounding great. It puts a big smile on my face. Its like the whole days existence leads up to playing.

Q: Do you have a favorite venue?

I enjoy playing fairs and festivals, where we play outside 90% of the time. I love the warm days where you can see water, or mountain views. And at night where you can see the stars and moon.

Q: How did Heart By Heart come about?

Somar and I started it. She’s the lead singer. It signifies how we feel about each other. We soon teamed up with Mike Derosier and Randy Hansen. We all learned, or re-learned, Heart songs to open up for Dwight Yoakam. At the last minute, Dwight cancelled. But we still had our band. So we got a booking agent and started touring.

Q: What has been the reaction so far?

People love it. Our mission is to play the Heart songs as close as to the original as possible. It’s been great!



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