Although The Steepwater Band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding
on their musical influences taking on everything from psychedelia to Americana, and of course, hardhitting
rock and roll. 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 gusty musical approach. Band members Jeff Massey (guitar & vocals),
Tod Bowers (bass) and Joe Winters (drums) have a synergy that comes from years of playing together.
The rhythm section is taut and responsive; they flourish to create a perfect canvass. This sonic
foundation laid by Bowers & Winters leaves the space for the guitars to soar and vocals to shine. Massey
performs with a passion that can belie his virtuosity, while always being true 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 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).”