Steven Roby is a respected Jimi Hendrix historian, archivist, and author. He has written feature articles and reviews for Goldmine and Guitar World and was editor of Straight Ahead: The International Jimi Hendrix Fanzine and the Hendrix family's authorized fanzine, Experience Hendrix. His previous books include Becoming Jimi Hendrix and Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix.
Roby also worked for Experience Hendrix, LLC, the Hendrix family-owned company founded by James "Al" Hendrix, helped organize numerous tribute concerts including Seattle's Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Festival (1995), The Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition (1997) and in 2009 he assembled over 370 guitarists (including Jimi's brother Leon) who played "Purple Haze" in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Roby has lectured on Hendrix at the University of Indianapolis, the University of Victoria, and the University of California. In 2007, he began teaching a college course called Jimi Hendrix: His Life and Music, which featured a Grammy awarding producer and Hendrix's close friend Melinda Merryweather as guest speakers.
In addition to writing and teaching, Roby has worked in Bay Area radio for the past thirty years co-producing syndicated shows, as a music director, and a morning show host.