photo by Bob Gardner
"Steve White Painting the World with Music" won Best Feature Documentary Film on Sunday, April 3rd at the San Diego Film Awards show at the Music Box in San Diego. It was a full house and was a classy affair thanks to Jodi Cilley of the San Diego Film Consortium who made it all come together.

Thanks to all

Tom Zizzi my co-producer and friend. We wrote and shot and edited this documentary together and for that I'm grateful.

Alda Leal who kept saying goodbye to Steve while I was keeping him more alive as she gave me access to his journals, music and artwork.

Erik Swanson my friend who was there from the first time we shot Steve White at Adams Avenue.

Rachelle Danto who is a special friend to Steve and to me.

Bill Slamon my friend you were always there during this emotional journey from the start of it.

Kickstarter supporters- Couldn't have done it without your contributions.

Alan Sanderson's support

Studio West who mixed our audio and supported us thanks Mark Kirchner, Peter Dyson, Alec Moore and Colin Tedeschi

Joe Rathburn a dear friend of Steve and hosted a screening at his Folkey Monkey theatre venue.

Cast of:

Jack Tempchin

Tommy Emmanuel

John Sebastian

Candye Kane

Gregory Page

Robin Henkel

Paul Henry

Steve Rule

Steve Tomaino

Udo Rossner
and many more...

IN MEMORY: Two gifted talents who inspired me besides Steve White to do this documentary and to get it out to the world. Dear departed Ron Espinosa who wrote "You have told the life story of a great musician and artist...It took one to tell it.. Steve's story will sing on and on thanks to you, and the music you made with your visual creation....keep on keepin on...Ron Espinoza

and my dear friend Joy Doherty, my yoga spirit and friend and urged me to the finish line. Both gone way too soon.


Danny Salzhandler raw interview about Steve's paintings
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6 DAYS TO GO before the Steve White Music & Art Festival. Check
our latest blog for the new update and a new promo spot video.!blog/cka4

We have a new sponsor "The Fish Market" Del Mar. Thanks again for your support again this year.

We are announcing that the Friends of Steve Band is made up of

Luisa Corredor, Yael Gmach,Rachelle Danto, Laura Shafer, Vlady, Steve Tomaino,

Steve Mendoza and Paul Henry. We thank all of them who are coming from the cold climes of back East to rainy Northern California. The weather looks like its gonna be hot and sunny.

Hope to see you all there. Here's a video promo for the festival incorporating Tom Zizzi's photo montage from last years first festival. Enjoy!!!


Steve White Festival a day closer and another update

March 5, 2015

Yesterday was quite a day of promotion. Man, there's a lot of different social media, blog, press, youtube, google plus,website stuff to do. We had a slight hiccup when we cancelled the festival altogether but we were only trying to add an event on Facebook and it glitched when it didnt send out to all our friends. Lesson learned.


And even the weather looks to be cooperating as the forecast is for 70 degrees.

Due to the unstoppable dedication and work of Rachelle Danto the lineup is

completely full. We are so grateful for her help. She is our emcee and she plays a mean harmonica and smokin' keyboard. We are also thankful to Yael Gmach and Jim Babwe for helping her out on stage as well during the festival at the Seaside Bazaar.

Looks like our dear friend Semisi will be opening the festival.


Semisi & Fula Bula
Wes and Judi
Ric Kastner
Jeffrey Joe
Colin Sharpe
Barefoot McCoy
Danny Menendez
Darius, Cleopatra & Cordelia Degher
Steve Rule
Poetry with Jim Babwe
John January
Jefferson Washington


Here's another treat. A music video of Jimmy  Patton playing two guitars at once. Hey Jimmy

we hope you found a title to this song. Cya there Sunday March 15th.


Hi to all.
It's that time of year again. Our upcoming 2015 Steve White Festival is in the planning stages. My documentary Steve White Painting the World with Music will be closing the festival at the beautiful Encinitas Library with the ocean view. Its still free to all. It will be shown at 8p.m. Blu Ray and regular dvd  copies will be available for sale on a limited basis.

The festival will be running in two venues this year. Seaside Bazaar and Encinitas Library. All the info is on the above poster. Any questions about the festival please contact us. Though the event is free we really appreciate your donations.  Come stroll the bazaar with its of myriad of interesting items for sale and mosey into our festival where booths of art will be on display and available for purchase. Steve's CD's, prints of his paintings, hats and t'shirts will be selling like hotcakes.

We are still seeking talent to perform on the Seaside Bazaar stage running from 11am to 4 pm. If you want to play music, read poetry, or wow us with your talent our dear friend Rachelle Danto is in charge of talent. Please contact her at

By 5:30 pm the doors will be open to the public at the Encinitas Library with "Steve's Friends" opening the night. They will be regaling us with stories about Steve and playing his songs. Following this a very talented local band from Carlsbad, "Trouble in the Wind" will be playing their music.

Hoping for wonderful weather and a huge turnout to our annual event.

Thanks so much,

Clint Burkett

The 1st Steve White Music & Art Festival was a huge success.
People came from all over San Diego County and as far away as the East Coast to join us.
We wish to send a heartfelt thank you to all the musicians and poets who kindly gave us their time, music and poetry all day long.
Thanks to all the artists who rented booths and brought in their artwork and wares to show and sell.
A big thank you to our sponsors: 101 Artist’s Colony, Studio West, Once Upon a Frame, Fish Market Del Mar, Stacie Revell, Ron Fields, Michelle Bonnie and Tracy Schmucker.
We could not have done this without our hard working team of Danny Salzhandler, Jim Babwe and Steve Mendoza.
And we are grateful for all the media coverage.

Thank you:
Paul Hormick and Liz Abbott of San Diego Troubadour, Pam Kragen and Logan Jenkins of the Union Tribune, Kay Colvin of Coast News, Dave Scott KUSI TV, Charlie Landon and Sean Styles of KFMB TV, Tim Pyles Locals Radio Show FM 94.9, Duane & Joe at Parker News Services and James Brown.
Thanks Tom Zizzi for shooting the festival on video.
And thank you for all the generous donations we got in our popcorn buckets during the screening at La Paloma Theater.
Thanks Alan Largent at La Paloma for screening not one but two shows. And last but not least the fantastic weather we had!

The Team
Alda Leal
Clint Burkett