I am Steve Suffet and I describe myself as an old fashioned folksinger in the People's Music tradition. My repertoire is a mixture of railroad songs, trucker songs, coal miner songs, cowboy songs, union songs, old time ballads, blues, ragtime, Gospel, bluegrass, topical-political songs, Woody Guthrie songs, and whatever else tickles my fancy.
I call the stuff I do folk music, but if you would rather call it roots music, or traditional music, or old time music, or Americana, that's OK with me. Essentially what I do is take any song I like, from whatever source, and sing it in a manner that suits me. Sometimes I change the tune a little bit, and sometimes I change the words. More and more I find that I'm making up my own songs, almost always in traditional style, but I am still reluctant to think of myself as a singer-songwriter. Old fashioned folksinger suits me just fine!