" The Faribault Luthier (guitar maker) also happens to be a self-effacing but nonetheless terriffic guitar player and songwriter. A familiar face at the folk clubs and festivals, his performances blend humor and entertaining expertise.
Joe Tougas - Mankato Free Press

"...His playing shows a deft and sensitive approach to the guitar. His compositions are first rate as well".
Frets Magazine

" extraordinary talent. Steve combines his finger-picking wizardry with a little help from technology to accompany himself in a one-man guitar orchestra. Some soulful originals, some jazzy standards, a lot of fun."
The Bothy Folk Club

"...Steve's style is musically clear, innovative and well crafted. He is an original. Soon into his first set you realize you're listening to an incredible musician".
Chuck Ericksen - The Folk House

"Steve Cloutier's talent has no limit that we've seen! He excels as an award-winning songwriter and guitarist. He is an equally-talented luthier (creator of fine musical instruments), humorist, and creative writer. His performing presence is immediate and total, coaxing emotion from both instrument and audience. Steve's concerts move gracefully through a night of nostalgia, hilarity, excitement, and pleasure."
Ron Miles -
Grassroots Concerts

"... We watched his fingering, but we still couldn't figure out what was going on. Our eyeballs and earbones disagreed with one another. It turns out he uses some digital electronic wizardry to augment his fabulous picking. This is somewhat unusual considering Steve is a professional guitar designer and builder, and an outspoken defender of the acoustic guitar sound..." entire article>>
Peter Berryman of Lou & Peter Berryman

"... don't let the high tech toys fool you. He's a clever wordsmith, an accomplished composer, and an award winning virtuoso guitarist at the core..."
Clay Riness - Rustic Valley Concerts

"... His music has the power to mesmerize, as his hands fly over the fingerboard, and produce different but incredible sounds... Steve worked through some of his own beautiful compositions, then through some jazz standards and a few tunes that are not easily nitched into a category... It was a relaxing, fun night, listening to the magic ..." entire article>>
Gary Heil - Applauze Magazine

Appearances Include:
- Fessler-Lampert Concert Series, Shattuck-St. Mary's School (with Pat Donohue) Faribault, MN
- Folk House Concert Series, Ladysmith, WI

- Landmark Center (with Claudia Schmidt) St. Paul, MN

- Oak Center General Store (with Rosalie Sorrels) Lake City, MN

- Grassroots Concerts, Nisswa, MN

- Rock Bend Folk Festival, Saint Peter, MN

- John Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd, MN

- Rochester Repertory Theatre (with Doctor Science) Rochester, MN

- Over & Back Show, Northfield, MN
- Tree Frog Music Festival, Faribault, MN

- Bothy Folk Club, (with Dean Magraw) Mankato, MN

- Owatonna Acoustic Music Festival, (with Lou & Peter Berryman) Owatonna MN
- Ginkgo Coffeehouse (with Phil Heywood) St. Paul, MN
- Rustic Valley Concerts, Coon Valley, WI
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