Steve McKinley is the current guitarist for the solo project of Collective Soul’s Joel Kosche. He also just released a EP length solo album, Love Songs For Lisa (June 22, 2011), of songs written for his wife. Steve was trained in classical guitar at a young age. Later he founded the band Julius Pleaser based in Atlanta, GA which achieved local success with the CD "Aim To Pleaser" (now out of print). During this time, Stephen showed his progressive rock influences by specially in authoring and co-authoring several epic pieces in the tradition of his favorite bands such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Who. For his acoustic work, his reaches for his Breedlove American D/SRe.