The Steepwater Band, Mikey Classic & His Lonesome Spur

The Steepwater Band

"One of the best rock albums of the year!" - Dennis Cook, JamBase



The Steepwater Band's latest studio release, "CLAVA" (pronounced CLAY-va) finds the band hitting their
most creative and focused point of their careers. The new album was recorded on the South Side of Chicago at
the studio of the same name in Spring of 2011. CLAVA was produced and recorded by the trio of
Bowers, Massey & Winters along with Colin Sipos, a young, up-and-coming producer/engineer who has
worked with the critically acclaimed Iron & Wine and Califone. Sipos also recorded TSB's "The Stars Look
Tonight/My Back Pocket (2010)" single and mixed "Live at the Double Door (2010)." The ten new songs
feature some of their most blues-infused, heavy and psychedelic tunes to date. Each song takes you on a
musical journey, steeped in tradition, while not being overly nostalgic. On "CLAVA" the band honors their
heroes and pays them the highest compliment – continuing the Rock n' Roll lineage while creating paths
not yet explored.

Although The Steepwater Band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on
their influences taking on everything from psychedelia to Americana, and of course, rock and roll music.
Formed in Chicago in 1998, the band's signature sound is at once a nod to earlier rock n' blues
combined with a raw and gutsy musical approach. Founding band members Jeff Massey (vocals & guitar), Tod
Bowers (bass) and Joe Winters (drums) have a synergy that comes from years of playing together. In early
2012 the long-time trio have been joined by Eric Saylors (guitar & bk vocal), from Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Saylors
brings an added depth to the TSB LIVE sound, where the foundation laid by Bowers & Winters leaves the space
for the guitars to soar and vocals to shine. Massey always performs with a passion that can belie his virtuosity,
while being true to the song at hand.
The band's infectious energy is equally evident in their live performances, as critics and fans hail their
shows as forceful and intoxicating. It is their humble devotion to music, and a commitment to achieving
their musical goals without compromising the integrity of their musical vision that make The Steepwater
Band such a refreshing find. In 2010, the band released the highly lauded live record entitled "Live at the
Double Door" which contained tracks from their previous two LPs, "Revelation Sunday (2006)" and "Grace and
Melody (2008)."

The Steepwater Band has maintained a grueling schedule throughout the last 10 years, averaging about
125 shows per year. They have toured and shared the stage with acts such as Gov't Mule, Buddy Guy,
Wilco, Taj Mahal, Marc Ford, ZZ Top, T-Model Ford, North Mississippi All Stars, Leon Russell, Drive-By
Truckers, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Cheap Trick, Bad Company and Heart. In 2005, the band
made its European debut, performing at the Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. In the following
years, the band has returned to the United Kingdom and Europe for multiple club and festival tours, increasing
their loyal overseas fan-base.

"In a time when old-fashioned rock and roll is coming back in style, The Steepwater Band is a cut above
the rest of the field." – Pop Culture Press

The band's infectious energy is equally evident in their live performances, as critics and fans hail their shows as forceful and intoxicating. It is their humble devotion to music, and a commitment to achieving their musical goals without compromising the integrity of their musical vision that make The Steepwater Band such a refreshing find. In 2010, the band released the highly lauded live record entitled "Live at the Double Door" which contained tracks from their previous two LPs, "Revelation Sunday (2006)" and "Grace and Melody (2008)."

The Steepwater Band has maintained a grueling schedule throughout the last 10 years, averaging about 125 shows per year. They have toured and shared the stage with acts such as Gov't Mule, Buddy Guy, Wilco, Taj Mahal, Marc Ford, ZZ Top, T-Model Ford, North Mississippi All Stars, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Cheap Trick, Bad Company and Heart. In 2005, the band made its European debut, performing at the Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. In the following years, the band has returned to the United Kingdom and Europe for multiple club and festival tours, increasing their loyal overseas fan-base.

Mikey Classic & His Lonesome Spur

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist for Goddamn Gallows... Just doin somethin' When I'm not out pounding the pavement...
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Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist for Goddamn Gallows, I'm Doing Oldschool Country Blues Performances on my time off

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Saturday, September 7 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Brauer House