Steve Sadowski

Steve Sadowski

Steve Sadowski served the City of Austin as Historic Preservation Officer and greatly valued its culture. An avid music lover, Steve loved spending his free time visiting venues like Continental Club and Antone’s.

As soon as McHone learned of Sadowski’s passing, he knew exactly what needed to be done.

Early Life and Education

Steve Sadowsky enjoyed spending his free time with his friends and experiencing Austin’s live music, often attending venues such as Continental Club, Antone’s, Skylark Lounge and others. Additionally, he served on Austin’s historic preservation commission.

Huttner doesn’t make much of his website’s influence on students at Haverford College and beyond, preferring instead to view it as an honest and ethical way of running his site rather than just using it to promote popular artists.

He never let his fame get the better of him and would rather introduce people to new music than try to be dishonest with them.

Professional Career

Steve Sadowsky is an accomplished guitarist and teacher. His artistic solo guitar arrangements cover jazz, folk and popular music genres while his unique technique produces pianistic, harp-like and contrapuntal effects. Additionally, Steve is well known as an award-winning Fender-style bass builder – top session musicians such as Will Lee and Verdine White have come to depend on his instruments as their instrument of choice.

Steve Sadowsky lived his life to help others and foster meaningful relationships. An avid supporter of Austin’s live music scene, he would regularly attend events at Continental Club, Antone’s, Liberty Lunch and Skylark Lounge events in Austin. Additionally, for over 10 years Steve was the City of Lockhart’s Historic Preservation Officer.

He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends, as well as reading voraciously and being an exceptional cook.

Personal Life

Steve was an attentive husband and father who deeply appreciated his family. He never turned down an opportunity to spend time with his old or new friends and never refused a request to spend time together – often visiting places such as Continental Club or Antone’s where Austin’s vibrant live music scene could be found.

He served on the Item Bank Review Committee with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and was an active participant with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. His life was dedicated to helping others and will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched; these include his wife, children and grandchildren he leaves behind as well as Debra (Sadowsky) Bondy from Ponte Vedra Beach Florida who was one of his many surrogates siblings.

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