Steve Miller started out in the mid-1960’s as a bluesman before shifting to AOR (album-oriented rock) for the bulk of his career. That period of music is probably what you’re most familiar with when you think of him. However, this 2010 record finds him revisiting his roots by way of blues and R&B covers. Great artists like Otis Rush, Jimmie Vaughan, B.B. King and others are represented here. If you give this album a spin, note that Miller shares lead vocals with Sonny Charles (The Checkmates), but it’s only Steve playing that mean lead guitar on all the tracks. ‘Hey Yeah’ is a great way to open the album while ‘Drivin’ Wheel’ closes it with a bang (you’ll need to track down the Special Edition of the album to hear that one).
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