The two Steves on set at Gold Mountain Studios in Season 2 of Southwest Stories.
Steve Rushingwind in concert. Photo by Kurt Moses.
Steve Brown in Angel Canyon Circle, Season 2.
Walking into town at Gold Mountain Studios, Season 2.
Steve Rushingwind and The Native Groove in concert at the legendary Amargosa Opera House. Photo by Kurt Moses.
The eyes have it!
Steve Brown on drums with The Native Groove.
Visiting the incredible Museum of History in Granite, in Finding Felicity, Season 2.
The Earp bros. and Doc Holliday cut loose in Where the Old West Meets the New, Season 2.
Rolling up to Ridgecrest in Season 2.
Little Petroglyph Canyon in Season 2.
Steve Rushingwind and The Native Groove in concert, March, 2019, at the legendary Amargosa Opera House. Photo by Kurt Moses.
The pyramid at the official Center of the World, Felicity.
Arriving in style at Calmada Private Resort, Season 2.
Good food and good friends are part of the Southwest Stories' cultural experience.
Who's looking at you out at Havasu, from Season 2.
Sometimes... the desert has water!
Desert bighorn sheep are awe inspiring!
Ready to kick it off!
Havasu Balloon Fest, Season 2.
Captain Kenny Samp's one of our favorite people in Lake Havasu City, on his boat, Serenity Now.
Steve Rushingwind with the Native Groove, live at the legendary Amargosa Opera House. Photo by Kurt Moses.
Cruisin' Havasu in a classic VW bus during Buses Under the Bridge, Season 2.
At the Havasu Raceway, Season 2.
Kayak fishing, Season 2 - and no bites!
Mayor Jacques-Andre Istel and Felicia, the visionaries of Felicity.
Outta control racing in Havasu, Season 2.
Honky tonkin' in Havasu!
Close up of work at The Museum of History in Granite, Season 2.
Here's to all of you who enjoyed Seasons 1 & 2!
Steve Rushingwind, three-time NAMMY award-winner! Photo by Kurt Moses.
Fellow pirate and artist, Snake Jagger, Season 2.
Steve Brown on drums with The Native Groove. Photo by Kurt Moses.
Just hanging out with Nicole at Cactus Mart during Dig Your Own, Season 2.
Did you know these two play on the theme song for Southwest Stories? Photo by Kurt Moses.
The California Celts rocking The Hills of Yucca Valley during Season 2.
Steve Rushingwind on set at Gold Mountain Studios, Season 2.
People watching at the Yuma Swap Meet, Season 2. Good shopping!
The old way to get around on the Colorado River.
Reflections on the walls of The Museum of History in Granite, in Finding Felicity, Season 2.
Steve "Shanghai" Brown, riding the bull in full pirate ragalia, from Season 2.
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We watched it on TWC Channel 9 and enjoyed it very much. Keep 'em coming.
From whimsy to informative, the show was great.
It's the REAL desert w/Steve Brown.
Can't wait for the next episode.
I watched the show and was really impressed! Loved your music and the whole story! Great job! Will tune in every week!
Watched the show last night and thoroughly enjoyed it! Congratulations—we think you could be the next Huell Howser!
A must see.
Loved it!!! Really enjoyed it, Dude [except for the repeated references to aphid poop while I was eating dinner!].
He does a good job and I’ll watch the next one!
You, as a host, are wonderful. I hope it's going really well for you. You must be too busy to fart.
I loved it! What a professional, informative, and entertaining debut! I now have a new routine for my Monday nights.
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AWESOME program and you are SO confident!!!
Your new show is freakin' AWESOME!!! I've learned more about my beloved desert from your show than I have in the 30+ years I've been living in it. Thanks!
Within days of seeing the show, I made reservations to dine there with my daughters on their birthday. We explored the oasis, the gardens, the lovely grounds and then dined like queens! It was a wonderful experience and....I'm going back SOON!
Season 3: Southwest Stories with the Two Steves
Become a Patron of Southwest Stories with the Two Steves!
Southwest Stories returns for Season 3 - with two co-hosts - journalist/historian/musician Steve Brown, and Native artist/musician Steve Rushingwind.
Steve Brown is the show's creator, writer, co-host, and executive producer. Steve Rushingwind is a three-time NAMMY (Native American Music Awards) winning Native flute recording artist and performer, leader of Steve Rushingwind and The Native Groove (with co-host Steve Brown on drums).
The two Steves have worked together since Season 1 when they performed together in the beautiful Indian Canyons of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for an episode about the Agua Caliente. Steve (Rushingwind) was the writer and performer of the Southwest Stories theme song for both Season 1 & 2. In Season 2, Steve (Rushingwind) returned as a guest for the final episode, Where the Old West Met the New.
Our two Steves have performed together at the Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater, in Indian Canyons, and most recently at Marta Becket's legendary Amargosa Opera House, in Death Valley Junction. After a fun weekend touring around the Death Valley region with The Native Groove, the two Steves decided it was time for more adventures together around the Southwest.
With Steve Rushingwind, Southwest Stories adds a Native perspective, and more art and music, deepening our experiences and journeys throughout the Southwest. And now, you can be part of the adventure by becoming a patron of Southwest Stories with the Two Steves, on Patreon - and get some nifty benefits while supporting the show. Please check out our Blog and our Patreon page for more information and news.
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Buses by the Bridge
Southwest Stories drops by the annual Buses by the Bridge gathering in Lake Havasu City.
We go hiking in Lake Havasu City's beautiful SARA Park.
C.V. "Woody" Wood
Learn about the lead designer for Lake Havasu City - and his role in the creation of Disneyland.
Come Fly With Me
We take you to the balloon glow at the Havasu Balloon Festival.
Whenever we go to Lake Havasu City, we try to go out for a cruise with Captain Kenny Samp of Sunset Charter & Cruises.
Honky tonkin' Havasu
Go honky tonkin' at the Flying X Saloon in Lake Havasu City with Southwest Stories.
Southwest Stories takes you to the Havasu Balloon Festival's beautiful evening glow.
Havasu 95 Speedway
Southwest Stories takes you out for an afternoon at the races at Havasu 95 Speedway.
The Red Onion
Dinner at The Red Onion? Of course!
The Road to Havasu
Come racing with us at the Havasu 95 Speedway!
Up Big Morongo Canyon lies the Angel Canyon Sacred Circle.
The HIlls of Yucca Valley
Southwest Stories visits Desert Christ Park and Old Town Yucca Valley.
Southwest Stories heads south along the border to visit Felicity, California's incredible Museum of History in Granite.
Little Petroglyph Canyon
Southwest Stories with Steve Brown explores the Ridgecrest area's magnificent Little Petroglyph Canyon.
NAMMY award winner Steve Rushingwind
Native American Music Award winner Steve Rushingwind and The Steve Rushingwind Project perform the theme song for Southwest Stories.
Bonus Video Features from Southwest Stories with Steve Brown
Co-host, writer, journalist,
historian, musician, pirate
Steve Brown's an award-winning, internationally published journalist, TV host, writer and producer, historian, desert guide, musician & songwriter, and occasionally, a pirate. It's a long story.
Saddle up and ride with los dos Steves as they explore the rich and diverse landscapes (literal and cultural) of the Southwest. You want adventure? You got it. Viva los dos Steves!
Co-host, NAMMY winning Native Flute musician, artist
Steve Rushingwind is a three-time NAMMY (Native American Music Awards) winning, internationally touring Native Flute musician and composer, workshop leader, as well as a talented visual artist.