I never tire of Steve Bottari’s work; his lyrics and melodies combine together in a pure, from-the-heart manner that makes it so easy to embrace. Always warm; always full of hope, his songs have meaning and message – not browbeating or preaching but offering perspective, experience and a gentle exhortation that we all have to work and try a little harder and to listen, rather than react.

These two songs, which MusicTAP is sharing here, are proof – “Prove Your Worth” is a moment of contemplation of simple philosophies that have been abandoned over the years – to never let anyone convince you that you are anything less than what you make of yourself and how you present to the world. And “Knocking At Your Door”, to me, is about communicating with someone who may have withdrawn themselves from the outside and from loved ones.

Emotional topics; timely and meaningful – these two songs MUST NOT be missed – you will not be able to resist the melodies and you will feel and think about the messages contained in the lyrics. I know I’ve said this often, but here, Steve Bottari has two massively powerful and important tracks and you will embrace them, once heard.

By Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been involved in the music industry for over 30 years - as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, freelance journalist, producer, manager and working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star, traveling down South and his orange Gretsch. He's pretty groovy!