Steve Burgh was a respected guitarist and producer whose credits included work with such luminaries ad Jimi Hendrix, Gladys Knight and Billy Joel. His career began as a teenager in Trenton with the band Jacob’s Creek, which also included fellow Trentonians Lon and Derrek van Eaton, and Bruce Stephen Foster.  He also founded a recording studio, Baby Monster, that attracted such artists and The Ramones, Emmylou Harris, John Cage and Cypress Hill. He died of a heart attack on February 7, 2005 at the age of 54.

His New York TImes obituary summarizes some of his major accomplishments:

He played with John Prine, Judy Collins, Willie Nelson and Steve Goodman, and he was a guitarist on Mr. Joel’s 1976 album “The Stranger,” including the Grammy-winning song “Just the Way You Are.” He was the musical director for Phoebe Snow and played with Gladys Knight, Paul Anka and Richie Havens. biography and discography

September, 2004 article about Burgh’s recording studio and music club in the Catskills