Steve Madewell will take the audience on a trip as he shares his love for fly fishing through stories and original songs.
As Steve travels to every region of the United States and to other countries, he always has two things with him: a fly-rod and a guitar. Both have been important tools for Steve as an entertainer, fishing guide, educator, and park and recreation professional.
Steve will share how fly fishing has been a part of his life, inspired many of his songs, and provided many funny experiences and memories. Steve has served as a fishing guide for professional athletes, corporate CEO’s and U.S. Senators. He even has been circled by sharks and even charged by a brown bear!
This musical presentation provides insight into the enchantment of fly fishing which happens to be one of the fastest-growing recreational activities in the country.
Steve has been a working musician for over 40 years performing in a myriad of venues. He has recorded two CDs of original compositions: Rivers and Trails and Arrow Creek. Rivers and Trails is primarily a collection of fishing songs.
Steve recently retired from the public sector after enjoying a remarkable career working for regional park systems. He was involved with environmental education, natural resource management and protection, fundraising, park planning and development.
He was instrumental in acquiring miles and miles of stream frontage focused within Ohio's famed Steelhead Alley. Steve used fly fishing for Steelhead as an important tool to introduce a host of public officials and community leaders to the remarkable natural resources of northeast Ohio.
Steve has written for several publications, been the subject of countless newspaper articles and was featured in an episode of Trout Unlimited's "On The Rise" with Frank Metherhurst.
Steve will perform at the Coffeyville Community College Spencer/Rounds Performing Arts Theatre at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10th. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information about the humanities project at CCC, please call 620-251-7700, ext. 2166.