2013 – A Year in Review
Another busy, busy year here in TSB land. First off, we can’t say THANKS enough to all the folks who have supported the band by buying our music, attending the gigs, and spreading the word… we can’t do this without you. We would also like to thank everyone at our agency, Intrepid Artists International, for keeping TSB on the road, and our manager Steven Sime for taking care of business, as always.
Many highlights in 2013, as the band clocked in a new TSB record at 148 shows performed. The ol’ van logged tons of miles in multiple trips from New York to Key West, Atlanta to Austin, New Orleans to Denver, Dallas to Salt Lake City, to the band’s home towns of Chicago & Indianapolis, and all in between. TSB also made their Canadian debut at the Thunder Bay Blues Fest, and then in the same week flew overseas to Spain to hit the Dock Festival in Los Alcázares. One more little highpoint of ’13 was being invited to support Blues Traveler in Austin and on Halloween in New Orleans.
CBS loved TSB this year. The #1 television network used multiple songs from the 2011 release, Clava, in shows like NCIS, Dangerous Games, Vegas and The Good Wife.
TSB also recorded and released the critically acclaimed LIVE & HUMBLE this year. Recorded in Chicago on 4/20/13 at the now defunct Ace Bar on West Fullerton Avenue, the album is the first TSB recording to feature their “newly” adorned 4‐piece lineup. LIVE & HUMBLE captures The Steepwater Band’s kinetic stage energy, and their own brand of Rock n’ Roll improvisation. It contains over 75 minutes of music and features tracks spanning from their previous studio LPs, “Revelation Sunday (2006)”, “Grace and Melody (2008)”, and “Clava (2011).”
So as a new year rolls in, TSB already has a full schedule on their plate as they tour to support LIVE & HUMBLE. Another southern trip to Texas is only a few weeks away and an extensive tour of Spain is coming up in February and March (look for a few other Euro dates to be added!). Again we can’t thank YOU all enough! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2014 for everyone, Cheers!
Big Announcement Amigos!
The Steepwater Band's LIVE & HUMBLE TOUR rock n rolls into España in February & March of 2014. The two and half week trip includes 16 concerts, with many of them being brand new cities and venues for the group. This will also be the first TSB Spanish Tour where "the new guy", Eric Saylors, joins Jeff, Tod & Joe on stage.
Live & Humble Spanish Tour Dates:
20/02/14 Tenerife La Laguna, Spain – Aguere Espacio Cultural
22/02/14 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo 2
23/02/14 Lleida, Spain - El Cafe del Teatre
24/02/14 Logrono, Spain - Biribay Jazz Club
25/02/14 Zaragoza, Spain - Explosivo! Club
26/02/14 Pamplona, Spain - Sala La Muralla, Baluarte
27/02/14 Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzokia
28/02/14 Vitoria, Spain - Sala Kubik
01/03/14 Gijon, Spain - Sala Acapulco
02/03/14 Santander, Spain - Black Bird
04/03/14 Cangas de Morrazos (Pontevedra), Spain - Salason
05/03/14 A Coruña, Spain - Mardi Gras
06/03/14 Madrid, Spain – La Boite
07/03/14 Valencia, Spain - Loco Club
08/03/14 Murcia, Spain - Sala Garaje
09/03/14 Estepona, Spain - Louie Louie
10/03/14 Cadiz, Spain – Supersonic
11/03/14 Sevilla, Spain – Sala Custom
TSB Set to Release New Live Album!
Diamond Day Records is excited to announce the release of The Steepwater Band's new record: LIVE & HUMBLE! Recorded this past April at the Ace Bar in Chicago, this album is the first to feature TSB's latest four-piece line-up. The record will be released Tuesday, December 3 on CD and iTunes.
The band is celebrating the release of LIVE & HUMBLE on Friday, November 29 at the Double Door in Chicago. You can join the band in the festivities and be the first to grab a copy of the album on that very evening. Getting the party started are two of TSB's great friends: The Muggs, heavy psychedelic blues from Detroit, Michigan, and the Chicago R&B soul of the Nick Moss Band.
Tickets go on sale Saturday September 21st at noon, get em here!
Keep tuning back into steepwater.com for treats for your eyes and ears from this highly anticipated album that features over 75 minutes of kinetic live Steepwater Band rock n' roll.
LIVE & HUMBLE
Album art by Baker Prints
- Remember the Taker
- Off the Rails
- At the Fall of the Day
- Come On Down
- Dance Me a Number
- High and Humble
- Meet Me In the Aftermath
- Boom Boom / How Many More Times
- My Back Pocket
- All the Way to Nowhere
- World Keeps Moving On
The Steepwater Band presents
LIVE & HUMBLE Release Party
Friday, Nov 29 2013
DOUBLE DOOR, Chicago IL
TSB & Pandora Radio
How many of you folks first heard of TSB via Pandora radio?
Ya know, lately Pandora Radio has received a ton of grief from well-known, successful musical artists claiming that Pandora doesn't pay them enough royalties. Now we’ve never been added to “Big Corporate Radio’s” rotation, nor have we received the “Big Corporate Radio” royalties, like many of the groups complaining about Pandora.
Well, we are here to say that we fully support Pandora, because in many ways Pandora supports TSB. Ya see, back in 2006, in Pandora’s early days, they added our Revelation Sunday record to their catalog of growing music. Many songs from that record, such as “Dance Me a Number” were added to numerous Pandora stations, which has led to countless fans discovering The Steepwater Band’s music. We can't tell you how many times, traveling across this country on tour, that we have had fans approach us saying how they first heard TSB on Pandora. Plus, our songs get downloaded daily from iTunes, directly from the Pandora platform.
Since 2006 Pandora has added our entire Diamond Day catalog, and you can tune-in here… TSB PANDORA CHANNEL
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DOCK FEST - Only TSB Appearance in Spain in 2013
The TSB boys are excited to hop the pond again and see their great fans in Espana. Located in the heart of Los Alcazares in Murcia, The Dock Festival is guaranteed to provide an amazing line-up of Rock n Roll music. Only a few weeks away on the 13th of July, TSB is joined at the fest by Tens Years After, Eldorado, The Delta Saints and many more. To get your tickets visit www.dockfestival.com. Also, as a special treat, on the evening of the 12th, TSB will perform an “all covers” set get the festivals blood pumping. Access on the 12th is FREE, but seating limited. See you at the DOCK!
The Steepwater Band Headlines House of Blues on June 7
For the second year in a row TSB gathers their friends into Downtown Chicago during Blues Festival weekend for an evening of song. In fact, this year the band has named the event “ILLICANA – A Gala of Rock n’ Roll Music”.The play on “Illinois and Americana” can only suggest that joining TSB on stage that night will be other great bands from the Land of Lincoln. From Bloomington the great Magic Box, featuring Ed & Scott from Backyard Tire Fire, will kick the concert off. Their big catchy riffs and folk-driven rock will amaze your eyes and ears! On second are the astounding Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, from Rockford. Miles brings his brand of songs, a dynamic mix of pop music harmonies, Kentucky-whiskey and jangly telecasters to this show, making it one to be marked on the calendars of all music lovers far and wide.
Tickets for this event go on-sale Wednesday May 8 at 10am (CST), via the HOB website for $12. Click here.
You can save a few bucks and get tickets via the TSB Webstore. Click Here.
“A Gala of Rock n Roll Music”
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
THE STEEPWATER BAND
MILES NIELSEN & THE RUSTED HEARTS
HOUSE OF BLUES
329 N DEARBORN
Showtime 7:30pm / 17 & up
A TSB Record Store Day 7"
In celebration of all things RECORD STORE DAY, The Steepwater Band is thrilled to announce the release of their first 7" Vinyl on April 20, 2013: "Wake Up and Walk Away b/w Memo From Turner." The release, featuring 2 cover songs, written by Marc Ford and Jagger/Richards respectively and recorded during the Clava sessions, is limited-edition, with only 500 copies being pressed. The 7" will be available in choice record stores on April 20th (stayed tuned for more info on that).
You can also grab a copy at the big "420" SHOW, Record Store Evening, at ACE BAR in Chicago. Get your tickets here! AND the first 100 copies sold via the TSB Webstore will be signed and numbered.
**THIS RELEASE IS NOW AVAILBLE IN OUR WEBSTORE. CLICK HERE!**
Big Away and Home Games
This upcoming leg of TSB’s High and Humble Tour includes some rather choice shows. All of them actually, but we can’t mention them all here. So we’d like to focus on a few… one, a four night stand in the Florida Keys, and the other a rare two set show in Chicago.
On March 28th through the 31st the legendary Hog’s Breath Saloon, in the Florida Keys, hosts four nights of TSB music. It’s a perfect early spring getaway for all of our northern (or anywhere) fans looking to escape and enjoy some summer weather with a little rock n roll. The band would really love to see a bunch of their fans and friends join them and start a yearly tradition in the Keys.
Then on Saturday, April 20th the band celebrates “4/20” with a rare “an evening with” Chicago show, at the intimate venue Ace Bar, located in-between Ashland & Southport on Fullerton Ave. Tickets for this show go on sale this Saturday, February 2nd at 12pm (CST). The show starts at 10pm and TSB will deliver 2 sets of their brand of dirty rock n roll. So be sure to grab your tickets now as this show will sell-out, and only a few of you will be able to welcome TSB back home.
We hope to see a lot of you out at these and the rest of the shows on the schedule, which you can get the details here at steepwater.com. Cheers!
2012 Year in Review
We here at TSB have had an incredible 2012. We can't thank you all enough for another year of support and love as we enter 2013. Here are some of the highlights of the past year...
In January Jeff, Tod & Joe were joined frequnetly on stage Mr. Eric Saylors on guitar, and by March his high energy personality and tasty playing became an official memeber of the band, adding to the already huge TSB sound.
Shortly after that, TSB signed with a the agency Interpid Artists International out of Charlotte, NC. The company with a deep roster and long history helped bring the band 135 shows, all across the country... TSB's busiest year yet.
Two major motion pictures used TSB music: The Five-Year Engagement featured "Baby, You're On Your Own" & One For the Money featured "Collision." Both from the Revelation Sunday record.
Now as we've entered 2013 the band gears up for more touring, and touring and touring. The Steepwater Band are sure to get back to everywhere they hit up in the past year, and are excited to venture to new cities and towns so folks all over can experience the LIVE TSB sound!
Ring in 2013 with TSB at the House of Blues
We are very excited to annouce that you can join TSB in celebrating the close of 2012 and the welcome of the New Year. Tickets are on sale now for their show at the
HOUSE OF BLUES BACKPORCH STAGE on Decemeber 31, 2012. Kicking the night off is the lovely Paige DeChausse & The Reverent Few with their brand of Soul & Roll. Be sure to grab your tickets in advance as this intimate venue is bound to sell-out.
NYE with The Steepwater Band
HOUSE OF BLUES BACKPORCH STAGE
DECEMBER 31, 2012 10PM
329 N DEARBORN ST. CHICAGO, IL
wsg/ Paige & The Reverent Few
NEW High and Humble Video
Dig it! Brand new video for a fan favorite from Clava.
Directed, Filmed & Edited by J.S. Acker.
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High & Humble Tour Heads West
The Steepwater Band is pleased to announce a Western/Southern U.S tour! The ambitious journey begins late summer in Colorado Springs, winds around to the Snowy Range Music Festival in Laramie, Wyoming, snaking back through Colorado and Oklahoma. The tour then heads south with dates in Texas, Mississippi, Memphis, Nashville and culminates back home in the Midwest with shows in Iowa, Indiana and Illinois – details are listed below. The tour in the west marks first-ever gigs in Colorado and Wyoming and both the band and their fans in the west anticipating this maiden voyage.
The band is eager to embark on an extended tour in the States. Massey comments “I'm really looking forward to it. We haven't performed this many shows consecutively without a break since Europe. The band is firing on all cylinders at the moment so it’s good time to come see us!” Joe Winters adds “As usual, we play a different show every night! Some nights the set is more song oriented, some nights we feel like playing more long jams, and some nights we might lean heavier on the blues to get us through. It's all about staying in the moment...”
High & Humble Tour 2012 Western/Southern Tour
08/30 Yukon Rock & Roll Bar - Colorado Springs, CO
08/31 Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO
09/01 Snowy Range Music Festival - Laramie, WY
09/02 Little Bear Saloon - Evergreen , CO
09/04 The Saxon Pub - Austin, TX
09/06 Sam's Burger Joint - San Antonio, TX
09/07 Hotel Sorella - Houston, TX
09/08 Whiskey Chicks - Oklahoma City, OK
09/09 Oklahoma City Limits - Oklahoma City, OK
09/11 The Deli - Norman, OK
09/12 Stonewall Tavern - Stillwater, OK
09/13 The Colony - Tulsa, OK
09/14 GrapeFest - Grapevine, TX
09/15 GrapeFest - Grapevine, TX
09/16 Stickyz Rock and Roll Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR
09/18 Rum Boogie - Memphis, TN
09/19 Rum Boogie - Memphis, TN
09/20 Dave's Dark Horse Tavern - Starkville, MS
09/21 Rooster's Blues House - Oxford, MS
09/22 National Underground - Nashville, TN
09/23 Red Stone Room w/ Royal Southern Brotherhood - Davenport, IA
Songs From the 8th Day Re-issued Digitally
It's back folks. Diamond Day records is happy to announce the reissue of the 2007 album "Songs from the 8th Day". It features 7 songs recorded during the Revelation Sunday sessions including Cortez the Killer and Hard As Stone, and one Live track. Only 1,000 discs were issued worldwide so download this gem today and make your iPod happy.
NEW TSB TEES & JERSEYS
Hey peeples! We've got a brand new shirt design just in time for summer! The sleek curivse logo comes in four styles, inlcuding two-sided jersey's with the back-side celebrating the HIGH AND HUMBLE TOUR 2012. So visit the TSB WEBSTORE today and get yourself some new duds for summertime! (Apparel is located on the bottom of the webstore)
TSB 4 Piece Chicago Debut
~2012 Blues Fest Weekend
Live Nation is proud to present The Steepwater Band, live in concert, at the House of Blues in beautiful downtown Chicago on Friday June 8th. It’s the band’s first show headlining the big stage at HOB, after numerous support slots at the venue (ZZ TOP, Taj Mahal, Robin Trower, Bad Company, Tesla). The show also marks the Chicago debut of TSB’s newest addition, Mr. Eric Saylors. You can get your tickets via www.livenation.com or get them direct from TSB via www.steepwater.com. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Warming up the evening will be Greensugar & Murley Shertz. This rock n roll show starts at 8pm, and is ages 17 and up. The Steepwater Band is currently on tour behind their latest album, CLAVA, which has received many high acclaims.
Three plus One equals Four
~ Making the TSB Live Sound Even Bigger
With great delight, The Steepwater Band would like to welcome touring guitarist Eric Saylors to the family. Alongside original members Jeff Massey: Guitar/Vocals, Tod Bowers: Bass, and Joe Winters: Drums; Eric will join the band on stage as 2nd Guitar/Backing Vocals for all 2012 tour dates and beyond, adding to the already huge live sound the band has become identified with. Best known for his time with the Indianapolis-based rock group Healing Sixes, Eric has worked with such music luminaries as drummer Jason Bonham, and producer Kevin Shirley. He brings a great sense of tone and taste to the current TSB live repertoire, as the band actively turns the page on the next chapter of their ever-evolving sound.
With Eric onboard the tour full-time beginning March 1st, the final performance (indefinitely) by the just original, 3-piece line-up of the band will be FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24, at MARTYRS’ in their hometown of Chicago, IL. We hope you can join us to celebrate the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one.
Joining a Family...
We here at The Steepwater Band are happy to announce that the group has been added to the Intrepid Artists International roster.
Founded in 1994, in Charlotte, North Carolina, by Rick Booth, Intrepid has represented some of the very finest musicians in the world and have become known throughout the industry as an agency that can be counted on for not only delivering great music but also for honesty, integrity, service and reliability. Some of the other artists they currently represent are Ana Popovic, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Nick Moss, Eric Sardinas, Tishamingo, Joe Louis Walker, Walter Trout, and Dana Fuchs.
The guys couldn't be more excited to become part of the Intrepid family and for the year ahead. Everyone, everywhere keep your eyes peeled for TSB Tours near you!
TV & Movies
In early November 2011 the guys stopped by The Alley Recording studios in Valparaiso, IN and taped an episode of LIVE AT THE ALLEY. The inteviews and performances of High and Humble and Remember the Taker (from Clava) first aired on PBS on January 30, but if you missed it you can catch it here...
Did anyone see One For the Money, starring Katherine Heigl, yet? Our tune, Collision, from Revelation Sunday is cranking loud during one the movie's big action scenes. It opened #3 at the box office! dig it.
2011 ~ A Year in Review & A Look Ahead
Another year comes to an end. Wow it went by fast! We all can’t thank you enough for all the love and support you gave TSB during 2011. Here’s a few of the finer moments from the year…
In late winter TSB headed into Clava Studios, on the south-side of Chicago, and started recording what would become their 5th Studio LP. A quick and focused session with Co-Producer/Engineer Colin Sipos brought the band to a new level with both their songwriting and sonic experimentation. The result: “CLAVA” was released in August to glowing reviews by fans and critics alike. To celebrate the release TSB hosted TWO nearly sold-out shows at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago where they played the new album in its entirety.
TSB headed to Spain in October for a 17 show run, their most ambitious tour of Espana yet. They criss-crossed all over, hitting many new cities… Burgos, Cangas de Morrazos, Elda… and some old staples… Madrid, Bilbao, and Barcelona. They even headlined a festival on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean! It was an amazing journey. (Click here for some sweet videos from the tour)
During the year TSB also had the pleasure of playing with some great bands: The New York Dolls, Buffalo Killers, Backyard Tire Fire, Lions of Hazelwood, Tesla, Miles Nielsen, Sleepy Sun, Mojo Radio, Candy Golde, Los Lonely Boys, Hollus, Johnny Winter and the Healing Sixes just to name a few!
As 2012 rolls in the guys are excited and ready for the New Year. Some great things are already in motion: TSB with Chicago Farmer & Magic Box at Martyrs in February; a March trip to SXSW in Austin, TX; two song placements in big studio movies, the first being “One for the Money” released this January and starring Katherine Heigl (stayed tuned for more info on the 2nd flick).
We’d like to thank you again for another great year and we’ll see you in 2012!
Special Holiday Benefit Concert
As the weather turns colder and the holiday season approaches its nice to turn your attention to those who are less fortunate. Shelter, a hot meal, or a warm jacket can make all the difference in someone's life. Jeff, Joe and myself are happy to be helping some with the WARM, SAFE AND SOUND Benefit Concert at LINCOLN HALL on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1. The show, in conjunction with the Cornerstone Community Outreach program, can help people in a time of need. The CCO is a non-profit organization, that was created in 1989 to raise the quality of life for low-income residents of the United States and the rest of the world through social, educational and economic development programs that include: development & preservation of decent & affordable housing for the poor, job training & creation, educational & social programs, and feeding & sheltering the homeless. So please join us for an amazing night of rock n roll music for a great cause. And if you can't make the show you can always donate online (click here).
Thanks! Hope to see you there.
Here's the skinny on the gig:
Thursday, December 01 2011 7:00 PM
$10.00 ($5 w/ donation of any size coat or sweater)
18 and over
2424 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Jam Productions presents
Robert Randolph & special guests The Steepwater Band
This just in: Tickets are on sale now for the first TSB show following their 2011 Spanish Tour. It's also the band's debut at a classic Chicago venue, The Park West. This historic theatre has been an integral part of the entertainment scene since it opened in the 1920's. Years later the building became the Town Theater, a neighborhood movie house, until 1977 when it was transformed into into Park West. Since then Park West has been the premier concert location for entertainers, and has hosted performances by Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, & Ryan Adams. Click Here For Tickets.
New Fan Video
Dig it! Another fan video, this time for the track "Come On Down" from Clava!
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