Steve Miller

Steve Miller and Marty Stuart at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

Classic Country meets Classic Rock when Steve Miller and Marty Stuart played the Greek Theater on Aug. 21. Country star Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives opened the show. Stuart carries on the amazing legacies left being country legends like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and George Jones.  He and his band dressed in bright matching outfits and played a great set of originals and covers.  Their set included “Ring of Fire,” “Time Don’t Wait,” and “Pretty Boy Floyd.”  Stuart returned later in the show with Miller just like when Peter Frampton and Steve Miller toured together last year.

Steve Miller is no stranger to the Greek Theatre and it’s always a great place to see him.  Miller at 75, still sounds great and his guitar playing is better than ever. He played all the hits with his band that consists of Kenny Lee Lewis (bass), Gordy Knudson (drums), Joseph Wooten (keyboards), and Jacob Peterson (guitar).  Miller opened with “The Stake,” and ended with his usual closer, “Jet Airliner.”  For me, the whole show was a sing-along.  The set also included “Living In The U.S.A.," “Swing Town,” and “Take the Money and Run.”  Stuart and his band joined in for “Lovin’ Cup,” “Going to the Country,” and “Dance Dance Dance.”

Each time I’ve seen Miller, he’s told the story of his famous electric sitar guitar used on “Wild Mountain Honey.”  Miller shared how he bought the guitar originally for $125 and now recently was offered $650,000 for it.  However, the guitar resides at the Metropolitan Museum next to a sitar owned by Ravi Shankar and jokingly said how he bought a new one for $300.  The tour concluded on Aug. 31 in Woodinville, WA.

Steve Miller Band Setlist
1. The Stake
2. Jungle Love
3. Abracadabra
4. Living In The USA
5. Space Cowboy
6. Serenade
7. I Wanna Be Loved - Jimmy Reed
8. Lovin’ Cup (With Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives)
9. Going to the Country (With Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives)
10. Dance Dance Dance (With Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives0
11. Wild Mountain Honey
12. Space Intro
13. Fly Like an Eagle
14. Rock ‘N Me
15. Swingtown
16. Take the Money and Run
17. The Joker
18. Jet Airliner - Paul Pena