Steven Ray Will has spent a lifetime in the music industry. Working his way up from the local bars and clubs in his hometown of Houston, Texas to touring the world with Hadden Sayers and later Sheila Marshall. He would learn the ins and outs of the music business from these acts, traversing the United States, Eastern and Western Europe and Asia.
During a tour stop at an Austin club, Steven was captivated by the talent and abundance of live music the city had to offer. After relocating to Austin permanently, he got a job working the door at the Saxon Pub, one of the world's premier listening rooms. Steven would move on from taking cover charges and club security, to running sound, tending bar, and eventually production manager. All the while watching and learning from thousands of sets by the renowned songwriters populating the stage on a nightly basis.
After a year of honing his self penned tunes on a late Sunday night residency, Steven would be asked to fill the coveted Monday night spot opening for Bob Schneider, which would lead to him becoming tour manager for Schneider and eventually Hayes Carll and The BoDeans.
Inbetween tour dates, Steven hit the studio to record his debut album and completed "Once Upon A Time..." in early 2013. The album was shipped to radio and press outlets world wide and was instantly embraced with heavy rotations in the United States, Australia and Europe. The album charted within weeks on The Americana Charts, Euro-Americana Charts, The Texas Music Charts and more. The significant radio exposure led to on-air radio appearances and a top official showcase at SXSW. That SXSW appearance landed him a European Distribution deal with Blue-Rose Records.
Steven is currently signed to Austin based Americana label, 1989 Records, and will be touring extensively in support of his label debut, "The Leaver".