Chicago, Ill (April 2, 2016)

The Steepwater Band evolved from playing British blues influenced  covers in and around the Chicago area to writing original material and performing major festivals with the  likes of The Drive-By Truckers, Umphrey’s Mcgee, working with Marc Ford  and other establised artists. Their discography grew to over 14 official releases. From their 2000 “Goin Back Hone” Ep release to their 2016 “Shake Your Faith” double album, their 1st new recording in 4 years and the first to include new guitarist Eric Saylors, has already exceeded expectations with worldwide sales and an ensuing world tour.

“Probably the closest friend I’ve ever had, Tod (Bowers) and I met while going to college in 1991 and have been playing in bands together ever since. It’s amazing how tight musically you can get with someone when you’ve played close to 2,000 gigs with them. We lock into a groove these days without even thinking about it, and I never lose sight of how special that is. It’s a rarity for anyone in music today to work with the same person for 25 years, and I’m proud to say that Tod & I are still doing what we set out to do all those years ago. Recently, we shipped copies of our new record (Shake Your Faith) all over the world, and we are getting ready to go on tour and play 38 gigs in 7 different countries. If someone had told us 25 years ago that this is where we would be today, we might not have believed it. Or maybe we would have ” by Joseph Winters

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April 2, 2016 1st Ward /Chop Shop, Chicago, Ill/ “Shake Your Faith” record release show

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