HAUNTED MAN - Wanted "Steve Walsh"



What can I say about a person like Steve Walsh? There is much information about him available in magazines, interviews and on the world wide web. You can describe him simply as "The Greatest Voice Ever" or you can try to have a little look at the man behind the voice!
I had the opportunity to ask himself some questions and I decided to choose these few to give some basic information about him.

Born on the 15th of June in 1951 in St. Louis, MO, Steve was adopted by his parents and he grew up in St. Joseph, MO, which is the starting point for the "pony express". (The pony express was a mail route which took letters all the way across the country to Sacramento, California before there was a postal service. These riders, who were just boys, rode their horses to the brink of exhaustion and would encounter hostile Indian tribes which often times would brutally attack and kill them).
Steve lives in Atlanta, GA. He has been married to Angela for 7 years and he has a son, Bleu, who was born in 1980 and a little daughter, Olivia, who was born in 1999. He is a career musician and he makes his living writing music. His profession does not leave too much time for hobbies, but he loves to share his time with his family. They enjoy activities like swimming and gymnastics and Steve himself tries to jog on a regular basis.

I asked him:
What's your favourite meal?
(The most important question!)
My favorite meals involve raw fish in some instances, but anything I fix at my
home usually ends up being pretty good. 
What are your favourite bands/musicians?
Kate Bush, NIN, Peter Gabriel, Rage against the Machine and Tool.
What is your favourite song?
I have many songs that I enjoy - my favorite changes like the weather.
Take only one album to a lonely island!
Kate Bush "Hounds of Love".
What's your favourite Kansas-Album?
In the Spirit of Things.
What's your favourite Kansas-Song?
Icarus - Borne on Wings of Steel.
Do you have a dream of doing something special?
Being involved with a visual art - either a movie project or a play.
Do you have a vision?
I only have hopes and aspirations - I imagine my life going in certain directions, but I think I can adapt if and when the time comes. And who knows, I might win the lottery!!
What was the most important day in your life?
There were two incredible days in my life. They were the birth of my
latest daughter, and the
day I was presented with my first-born, who we adopted.
If you were not a musician, what occupation would you like to do?
I would love to do something outside-perhaps to help the environment.
I think it's in sad shape.
If you could turn back time, what in your life would you like to
correct or do in another way?
Without making the mistakes I have made, I never could have grasped certain realizations about myself. I am thankful I have such good friends as I do in the band Kansas, and a wonderful wife and family.
There are many rumors about the reason you left Kansas in 1981.
Just a few words from you.
The rumors are probably mostly true. I left the band because the lyrics which were written by Kerry were pointing in a direction which I did not feel I could or should portray. As an interpreter of the song it falls to me to verbalize the meaning, and if I don't feel it or believe it in my heart, I don't have any business trying to make people's minds up for them.