Bluestem Ames, Live Music Venue

The Steepwater Band

Location: Bluestem
When: FRIDAY MARCH 18TH 2016
Doors: 7:30
Show: 8PM – 10:30PM
Adult Ticket: $15
Student Ticket: $12
The Steepwater Band taking Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out on Tour in Early ’16.

After two highly successful Halloween shows where The Steepwater Band performed the classic live album from The Rolling Stones “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out”, the Chicago based group has decided to take that show on the road.

When picking a group and album for their Halloween shows, singer/guitarist Jeff Massey said “The Stones are a huge influence on our band, and ‘Get Yer Ya-Yas Out’ is complete rock n’ roll. It’s rough around the edges… it’s about attitude, the blues, big guitar riffs… it’s got some Chuck Berry & Robert Johnson, and isn’t too far off from what we do in a Steepwater show anyway.”

Drummer Joseph Winters added “Ya-Ya’s is perfect for this band. That live album in particular has a spirit and element of going to the edge. So we go out and put ourselves on that line. Then that energy of this live show gets traded back and forth between us and the crowd.”

In addition to performing “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out” in its entirety, the band also plans to hit songs from their “Diamond Days: Best of TSB 2006-14” album that was released this past March. “It’s really fun to go from playing classic Stones songs like ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ & ‘Midnight Rambler’ to our own Steepwater Band tunes like ‘High and Humble” or ‘Dance Me a Number’,” says guitarist Eric Saylors. ”It’s hard not to notice the similar vibe!”

This Winter Tour began Jan 9th in Indianapolis, Indiana, headed southeast to deep Florida, then back to the Midwest. Please for ticket info, and a complete listing of the tour, as more shows will be added.

About The Steepwater Band:

Formed in Chicago back in 1998, The Steepwater Band’s signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach.

Founding members Massey, Bowers and Winters have a synergy that comes from years of playing together. Then in early 2012, the long-time trio was joined by Saylors, from Indianapolis, IN, who brought an added depth to the TSB LIVE sound. Although the band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences, absorbing everything from Psychedelia to Americana, from Jazz to 50’s Rock n’ Roll Music.

The Steepwater Band has maintained a grueling schedule throughout the years, averaging about 140 shows per year. They have toured and shared the stage with acts such as Gov’t Mule, Buddy Guy, Wilco, Taj Mahal, Marc Ford, ZZ Top, T-Model Ford, North Mississippi All Stars, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Cheap Trick, Bad Company and Heart. In 2005, the band made its European debut, performing at the Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. In the following years, the band has returned to the United Kingdom and Europe for multiple club and festival tours, increasing their loyal overseas fan-base.