Stephen Hodges plays acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, tenor banjo, and upright and electric bass in a variety of styles, including Old-Time, Celtic, Swing, Jazz, Bossa Nova, and Pop. He has played and recorded with numerous bands and musicians including Aisha Ivey, Meabh’s Mavericks, Old Tallahassee, Sligo Line, Tanager, Blue Velvet, and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. He has played gigs and sessions as a sideman with a number of well-known musicians, including Vassar Clements, Howdy Forrester, James Kelly, James Keane, Lisa Ornstein, and Johnny Tillotson, among others. Stephen also does sound design and musical direction for theatrical productions in Tallahassee in addition to performing, recording, and teaching, and studies jazz guitar with Perry Osborn, Corey Christiansen, and Steve Allee. Stephen will be appearing at Word of South with the musician and poet Ken Waldman.