Born and raised in Illinois, Corey Stevens was 11 years old when he first picked up a guitar. By 15 he was playing rhythm guitar and writing songs in bands.
During college he studied music and eventually earned a degree. Upon graduation, a move to Los Angeles solidified the dreams Stevens had held in his heart since childhood. Paying his dues was like doing hard time, but a job teaching third grade made life a little easier and allowed Stevens to keep a band together and begin his first recording project. Spending ten years teaching was a positive experience that helped build character. Along the way, Corey met and married Linda, a voice and piano teacher. They had one child, a daughter who truly is the apple of her father's eye. An early comparison to the late Stevie Ray Vaughan
was a mixed blessing that forced Stevens to push himself in order to make his own statement. In 1995, with the expertise of producer/gunslinger Edward Tree, the first project was released. Blue Drops of Rain, originally released on Eureka Records, brought attention and opportunity to a man who had worked 14 years to get a break. The project also brought Corey to the attention of Discovery Records, which licensed Blue Drops of Rain and funded a second project. 1996 saw chart action that lasted into 1997 and the release of Road to Zen, also produced by Tree. A road warrior who continues to tour alone and with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd
, Corey Stevens has distinguished himself as an artist of integrity and vision, issuing Getaway in early 2000. ~ Jana Pendragon, Rovi