With a penchant for grooves, inventive rhythmic variations, solid pocket lines, and the occasional glissando and other techniques, bassist Steve Fossen is the consummate song-player. His tenure in Heart from 1969 to 1982 embraced the golden era of album rock and pop singles. Heart was that rare collective who waxed deep tracks and hits which were staples on two important mediums: FM and AM rock radio.
Steven and his Heart bandmembers were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Among Steve’s weapons of choice include the Fender Jazz, Fender Precision, and Gibson Thunderbird.
Steve Fossen Sound & Vision on select Heart tracks wherein he shares writing credits:
“Little Queen” https://youtu.be/kKY1wJlzqjo
“Sing Child” https://youtu.be/QQk867izt4M
Dig Steve on Bebe Le Strange live 1980: https://youtu.be/zxrbU2pgiPI
Along with founding Heart drummer Michael Derosier, Steve anchors Heart By Heart repertory ensemble.
Says Steve on www.HeartByHeart.com “I’m very appreciative of classic rock and classic hits radio for keeping our music alive for so many years,” he said. “It’s really cool to listen to the radio and hear a Pink Floyd song followed by a Led Zeppelin song and The Beatles and then a song by Heart will come on. It’s just a great feeling. I sit there and think ‘How did that ever happen?’”