About

One of the most gifted, honest musicians to emerge from San Diego’s thriving singer-songwriter scene in years, national recording and touring artist Steven Ybarra has captivated crowds across North America with his guitar, his captivating voice and a keen ear for the perfectly melody. Along the way he’s earned devoted fans and numerous accolades including;  four (4) San Diego Music Awards, San Diego Songwriter’s Guild Platinum Award and 1st place in the 2015 Durango Songwriting Contest. Having shared stages with renowned artists including Gavin DeGraw, Switchfoot, Jason Mraz, Jeremy Camp, Sugar Ray and Hootie & the Blowfish, Ybarra is a hometown favorite.

His first two solo albums, 'Love Love Love' and 'Best Days' are succinct gems. Most recently, 'What I Really Want to Say'  was released by Pacific Records and was featured in both the “New Music” and “What’s Hot” sections of iTunes Country, debuting #76 in April 2015 .  This 3rd solo album was recorded in Nashville, with back-up vocals and instrumentals by top country studio artists who perform with Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, LeAnn Rimes, Josh Turner and a host of others.

Steven's music is a fresh and melodic blend of pop and gospel-inflected modern country, and has been featured on MTV, NBC, ESPN, licensed with Universal/InGrooves and can be heard in movies and documentaries.  He’s played some of the greatest California venues, such as; the House of Blues, Coors Amphitheater, San Diego Street Scene and L.A.’s famed Whiskey A Go Go among thousands of other stages, from coffee shops to amphitheaters. Most recently he performed at Petco Park, Valley View Casino Center, and was also a headliner act at the 2015 Farmer’s Open Golf Tournament in Torrey Pines.  He has also sung the National Anthem for the San Diego Padres.

Steven appreciates his role as an artist and has used his gift to give back and create a voice for dozens of charitable causes, including the Surfrider Foundation, The Salvation Army, March of Dimes,  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Solutions for Change, Alliance for Hope and others.  He’s poised for the spotlight, and he’s going about it in the most virtuous way he knows by always giving back to the community.

Steven's musical journey began in childhood, like so many other artists. But not everyone had the unique blend of sonic influences — Julio Iglesias, the renowned tenor Helmut Lotti — that spread throughout his Houston, Texas household thanks to his German and Hispanic roots. The distilled essence of the music he grew up with, coupled with the Laurel Canyon-era rock and pop ballads he absorbed as a teenager in San Diego, would come to define Ybarra’s signature sound. And the precision and craft he honed during a songwriting stint on Nashville’s famed Music Row would ensure that he’d continue to churn out impeccably written hits, album after album.  His personal life story is flavored with the success of a pop star, coupled with life events that have created the honorable and charitable man he is today.   To read Steven's full story click on the Testimonial Tab.

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