STEVE MILLER BAND – ” Breaking Ground: August 3rd, 1977 “

Posted: April 17, 2021 in MUSIC

Steve Miller has again dug deep into his archives and found a never-before-heard-or-seen, full-length concert recording from 1977. Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977, featuring such classic rock staples as “The Joker” and “Rock’n Me,” arrives via Sailor/Capitol/UMe on May 14th, 2021. Listen to the performance of several tracks including “Jet Airliner” below.

Of the performance, the guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, bandleader, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Songwriters Hall of Fame member says, “This show at the Cap Center in Landover, Maryland, captures the band right at the peak after The Joker, and in the middle of Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams, a stream of hit [album]s… We decided to call it Breaking Ground because that’s exactly what we were doing.”

Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977 includes original liner notes by music journalist David Fricke who says – “Breaking Ground captures the Steve Miller Band on stage in one of their biggest years, 1977. They were at a perfect crossroads of psychedelic zeal and progressive, popcraft while staying true to Miller’s first love, the blues.”

The recording captures Miller’s legendary 1977 lineup at the beginning of the band’s turn from playing ballrooms and theaters to arenas and football stadiums.

The band members:
Steve Miller – Guitar, Harmonica and Lead Vocals
Norton Buffalo – Harmonica and Background Vocals
Lonnie Turner – Bass
Gary Mallaber – Drums
David Denny – Guitar and Background Vocals
Greg Douglass – Guitar
Byron Allred – Keyboards

A Capitol Records release;; ℗ 2021 Sailor Records,

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