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.
Although we have only made one record together, those two weeks in studio formed a bond which will last a lifetime. I look forward to their next visit to So. Cal and The Compound.
"We met Marc Ford in Spain at a festival we were both playing in the summer of '07. A few weeks later we played together in Chicago, our hometown, and that's where Marc expressed interest in producing the band. He said 'I've been producing at this great recording studio in Long Beach, if you ever find yourself in Southern California, it'd be cool to make a record.'"
"The Grace and Melody sessions were awesome and we really learned alot about how great records are made. Both Marc and Anthony had amazing ideas for our songs, and arrangements. This cut of Marc's song "Two Mules and a Rainbow" was recorded late one night during those sessions: one take, no overdubs. We had already been doing the song in our live shows, so after working all day on the album, we all jumped in the room, turned the amps nice and loud and this is what happened. Enjoy."
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