The Steepwater Band met ex-Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford while sharing a bill at a festival in Spain in the summer of 2007. They invited Ford to sit in on Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer,” a song banned in Spain for years. A friendship was forged and Ford expressed interest in collaborating with the band.
Grace and Melody was recorded in just nine days at the organic and inspiring Compound Studios in Long Beach, California. With Ford’s direction, the band dug deeper into the swamp and grit of their past records while exploring new influences that give the new record a fresh sound.
Read my review of Grace and Melody in Blurt Online.
Learn more about the band and their other fine albums at the Steepwater website.