Steve Hecht (1962 - 2013)
Founder - Piedmont Talent
Steve Hecht founded Piedmont Talent in 1989. Through Steve's love of Blues and his talent for working with artists, he built an agency that was at the forefront of the Blues and Roots markets in the US and abroad. Steve was a two-time winner of the distinguished "Keeping the Blues Alive" Award. He was on the Board of Directors for the Blues Foundation and served as a respected judge during several International Blues Competitions in Memphis, TN.
Thanks to Steve's hard work, dedication and persistence, the Blues music genre continues to grow and to thrive. Many of his artists have received Blues Music Awards.
With tremendous respect and appreciation for Steve, and with the blessing and support of the Hecht family, we are proud to continue and build upon his legacy. Steve Hecht's passion, determination and love of music was well documented. We will work diligently to continue Steve's mission to provide great music and entertainment, while honoring our artists, clients and music fans around the world.
Some of the legendary artists that have appeared on the Piedmont Talent roster include, Johnny Winter, Joe Louis Walker, Canned Heat, Samantha Fish, Debbie Davies, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Mike Zito, Damon Fowler, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Super Chikan, Rev. Payton, Anson Fundenburgh, Lance Lopez, Homade Jamz, Eden Brent, Corey Harris, Candye Kane, Shawn Holt and others...