His name was given to him by legendary classical guitarist Andres Segovia, who called him "Esteban" during his years of study with the master in Spain (1974-1978) and in the United States. Born Stephen Paul in Pittshopqindowburgh, Pennsylvania, son of a steel mill worker, Esteban saw his first guitar in a shop window when he was eight years old. His uncle bought it for him and Eseteban says, "It never left my hands."
Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVDs. He has been on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for his famous appearances and record-setting album sales on the Home Shopping Network. Esteban enjoyed a full feature article in People magazine as well as thousands of accolades from newspapers, magazines, and dedicated fans around the world.