Rockers, get ready to rock with The Steepwater Band and their latest release, Shake Your Faith, which consists of 11 tracks of music written by the band: Jeff Massey, Eric Saylors, Tod Bowers, and Joe Winters released on the Diamond Day Records label. Guest Jim Wirt layers in harmony vocals and also plays piano and organ on this outstanding release.
The Steepwater Band - Shake Your Faith
The Steepwater Band - Shake Your Faith: Shake Your Faith, Mama Got To Ramble, Be As It May, Break, Bring On The Love, Jealous Of Your Way, I Will Never Know, Walk In The Light, Gone Goodbye, Last Second Chance, Ain't Got Love
The Steepwater Band - Shake Your Faith Band Personnel: Jeff Massey - vocals, lead, rhythm, slide, and acoustic guitars, Eric Saylors - lead, rhythm, lap steel guitars, mandolin, Ted Bowers - bass, Joe Winters - drums, percussion, Guest: Jim Wirt - harmony vocals, piano, organ, lime chips
The Steepwater Band - Shake Your Faith was produced by Jim Wirt and The Steepwater Band and released on the Diamond Day Records label.
Although Jeff Massey, Ted Bowers, and Joseph Winters founded The Steepwater Band in 1998 in Chicago, and added Eric Saylors in 2012, the band only recently came on my rock radarscope with their latest release, Shake Your Faith, their 6th studio album.
The 11-track Shake Your Faith release features all music written by The Steepwater Band and opens with the hard driving title track, Shake Your Faith that rocks it right out of the box. The album includes the lyrics to all of the songs, so feel free to sing along which I did on many a listen. Next in the playlist is Mama Got To Ramble with Jeff Massey playing both slide and rhythm guitars and Jeff Wirt layering in piano.
The band slows the pace with Be As It May with Jeff Massey playing slide, rhythm, and acoustic guitars, Eric Saylors on rhythm guitar, Ted Bowers on bass, Joe Waters on drums and percussion, and Jeff Wirt on organ. The release continues by segueing into the song, Break, with its psychedelic rock and a hypnotic instrumental opening, with Jeff Massey playing slide and rhythm guitar, along with Eric Saylors on rhythm guitar, Tod Bowers on bass, Joe Winters laying on drums and percussion, and Jim Wirt on organ and harmonizing duets with Jeff Massey.
The band transitions to the pretty and romantic ballad, Bring On The Love, then jacks it back up with Joe Winters setting the beat with pounding drums to the fast-paced long instrumental opening of Jealous Of Your Way, followed by I Will Never Know, which has a country rock feel.
Other great songs on the release are Walk In The Light, Gone Goodbye, which has a vintage rock feel with Jim Wirt on Rhodes piano, and Last Second Chance, which has a great instrumental opening.
The release closes with the track, Ain't Got Love, a funk rock song about the importance of having love in one's life, with lyrics that state, "If you ain't got love, well you ain't got nothing..." Enough said, just keep hitting the replay button until the message hits home.
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