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).”

The Steepwater Band has had the privilege of sharing bills with many national -- and often legendary -- artists since 2000. Here's a partial list of those they have performed with :

 Gov't Mule ~ Wilco ~  ZZ Top ~ Drive-by Truckers ~ Robert Randolph ~ Leon Russel - Queens of the Stone Age ~ Umphrey's McGee ~ Taj Mahal ~ Rich Robinson (of the Black Crowes) ~ North Mississippi All-Stars ~ Leon Russell ~ .moe ~ T– Model Ford ~ Bad Company ~ John Mayhall - Cheap Trick ~ Heart ~ Marc Ford  ~ Blind Melon ~ Army of Anyone ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd  - Buddy Guy ~ Camper Van Beethoven ~ Bon Jovi ~  David Allan Coe ~ Savoy Brown - Chris Duarte ~ Devon Allman's Honeytribe  ~ Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies  - The Trews  ~ Rick Richards (Georgia Satellites; Izzy Stradlin)  ~  King’s X ~ Arc Angels - Kinsey Report ~ The Last Vegas ~ Robin Trower  ~ Bernard Allison ~ Tesla - Cracker ~ Fabulous Thunderbirds ~ Alvin Youngblood Hart  ~ Hubert Sumlin  - Rose Hill Drive ~ Ian McLagan (of the Faces)  ~ Pinetop Perkins  ~ Tinsley Ellis -The Doobie Brothers ~ The Redwalls ~ Tyla (of Dogs D’amour)