Music : Heartland Rock, Blues Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Pop Rock, Folk Rock, Symphonic Rock
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Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
This event is 18 and over
Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1967-8 in San Francisco, California, USA.
Steve Miller (born 5 October 1943) is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but attended high school in Dallas. While at St. Mark’s School of Texas, he formed his first band, The Marksmen. Miller taught one of his classmates, Royce Boz Scaggs, a few guitar chords so that he could join the band; Scaggs became better known by his nickname, Boz. Miller attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960s, where he formed The Ardells. Scaggs joined the Ardells the next year. Ben Sidran was added to the Ardells as a keyboardist the following year.
In 1968, Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, with Scaggs handling vocals, and released an album, Children of the Future, the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that dominated the San Francisco music scene at the time. Scaggs would leave the band after a couple of albums with vocal chores taken over by drummer Tim Davis; Miller himself would begin singing occasional lead on 1969’s Brave New World. These albums performed respectably on the album charts but failed to yield a hit.
In the 1970’s Steve had some hits that became classics over the years - Jet Airliner, with some evocative lyrics that brought home the loss of life on the road; and The Joker which includes the famous line about the “pompatus of love”, which is of course nonsense, but that didn’t stop a lot of stoned folks from spending years talking amongst themselves.
Steve Miller’s father was a wealthy doctor in Dallas, and friends with famous guitarist and guitar designer Les Paul. Les Paul gave Steve his first guitar lessons.
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