Stephen Henderson is an independent producer, singer/songwriter, looper pedal artist and multi-instrumentalist whose roots stem from the small town of Hana, Maui, Hawaii. Raised in a musical family, Stephen had his first taste of the music industry touring with The Jets at a young age, while his father managed them in the 90's. His passion for music was fueled when his family moved from Los Angeles to the small town of Hana, Maui where Stephen was inspired by country legend Kris Kristofferson to begin writing his own music at the age of 12. Since then he has written over 300 songs and holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music, Science & Technology, emphasizing in Music Cognition and Audio Engineering from Stanford University. After a short stint in Downtown Los Angeles, Stephen retreated to the California mountains in Redlands to live simple, write music and perform locally. He currently resides there with his wife. He hopes that his music inspires others to live honestly, with real intent and true purpose.
Stephen derives his acoustic soulful style from influences such as Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, James Vincent McMurough, Active Child, James Blake, KWABS, Jack Johnson, Allen Stone, Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder. His fusion of genres give him a unique voice and sound.
Stephen was awarded the Carolyn Applebaum Prize for Music for excellence in service to the musical community and entrepreneurial endeavors from the Stanford University Department of Music. While in Stanford he produced the Stanford Soundtrack and was integral in creating a community of artists that remains strong and intact today. Stephen co-founded The Red Couch Project, a non-profit that showcases and produces up and coming collegiate artists in the west coast using social media as the primary launching platform. He curated opening acts for multi-grammy award winning artists while working as a intern for Stanford Live. As an artist he has performed with notable hawaiian acts such as Willie K., Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole and multi-grammy award winner George Kahumoku Jr.; recorded with multi grammy award winner Dave Thomas of Take 6, and performed with Reggae Rising Star Leilani Wolfgramm, and country legend Kris Kristofferson in small and intimate settings. He is also featured in the song 'Dreams' which he co-wrote with producer Robot Koch on his most recent album 'Hypermoment'. He released his first EP called 'We The Free' in 2015 and is currently working on his Debut Album: Outside Looking In.