Happy Birthday to Steven Lee Lukather. (October 21, 1957) He is a #guitarist , #singer , #songwriter , #arranger ,and #recordproducer . He is best known for his work with the #rock band #toto . A prolific #sessionmusician , Lukather has recorded guitar tracks for more than 1,500 albums representing a broad array of artists and genres. He has also contributed to albums and hit singles as a songwriter, arranger and producer. Lukather has released seven #soloalbums , the latest of which, #transition , was released in January 2013. In 1976, when Lukather was nineteen years old, he was invited by his high school friends #davidpaich and #steveandjeffporcaro to join them in forming their band, Toto. He has been a member of the band ever since it began, and is still fully contributing to their album composition and touring. Lukather's reputation as a guitarist and his association with Paich and Jeff Porcaro, who also became established artists, allowed him to secure a solid flow of session work in the #70s and #80s . Lukather has been nominated for twelve #grammyawards , and has won five. While his work with Toto was predominantly based on #poprock music and his solo work ventures into #progressiverock and #hardrock , many of Lukather's side-projects are focused on #jazzfusion . He held a long-time collaboration with jazz guitarist #larrycarlton that produced a Grammy winning live album, and he was a member of the jazz fusion band Los Lobotomys, a collaboration of notable session musicians. Lukather is known for a "melodic and intense" playing style. He is also recognized for his efficiency in the studio, often recording tracks in one take using minimal sound processing. While he once used many guitar effects in the studio and on stage, he now frequently disparages such practice, and instead advocates clean tones and minimal studio processing.
Happy Birthday @evelukatherfb42 ! Rock On 🤘! .