If you were a kid growing up in Southern California in the ‘70s, KLOS and KMET were the cool stations to listen to. That’s where I first heard Steve Miller’s “Fly Like an Eagle” in 1976. The guitar and the lyrics were completely different than everything else being played; it stood out from the rest and we noticed. “Book of Dreams” was released the following year and it was the first album I purchased with my own money. I played it over and over and memorized every song; I even played air guitar. For the next few years, all the cool kids wore “Book of Dreams” T-shirts. Man, those were the days!
Formed in San Francisco in 1966, the Steve Miller Band is led by, no surprise, Steve Miller. With Miller on guitar and vocals, the band is rounded out by Kenny Lee Lewis (guitar and bass), Joseph Wooten (keyboards), Jacob Peterson (guitar), and Ron Wikso (drums). The band’s sonic vision lives today through their music, and their onstage personalities are nothing short of electric.
Through the decades, Steve Miller Band has released 18 studio albums, plus sold more than 15 million copies of their greatest hits alone! Songs you may know are “The Joker,” “Abracadabra,” “Jungle Love,” “Swingtown,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Space Cowboy” and “Jet Airliner.” There are more, but that is a big part of the hit parade.
Costa Mesa, California
August 25, 2022
Their music have become staples of classic rock stations and in 2016, Steve Miller received the greatest honor of all, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
So with all that, it is safe to say the Steve Miller Band is a must see for classic rock and blues fans for all ages.
Miller is still amazing both vocally and on guitar. His sound skills remain so distinguishable, fans say he sounds the same today as he did in the early days.
Bottom line, The Steve Miller Band is a great show, so don’t miss them. They are touring all over the country right now with a string of dates planned going into 2023 including the Pac Amp show.