Stillwater (band)

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Stillwater
Origin Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
Genres Southern rock
Years active 1973–1982
1996–1997
Labels Capricorn Records
Associated acts Atlanta Rhythm Section, Charlie Daniels Band
Members Michael Causey
Rob Roy Walker
Bobby Golden
Al Scarborough
Bob Spearman
Jimmy Hall
Sebie Lacey
David Heck

Stillwater was an American band of the 1970s which played Southern rock with a folk flair.

Its song Mind Bender charted in the top 40 in 1977. The band existed from 1973 to 1982 and was based in Warner Robins, Georgia. It released two albums on Capricorn Records, Stillwater (1977), which included the single "Mind Bender", and I Reserve the Right! (1978). The band opened for such acts as the Atlanta Rhythm Section and the Charlie Daniels Band. It broke up shortly after the loss of Capricorn Records. The group re-formed with drummer David Heck and released the album Running Free in (1997).

There is another rare live album titled, "Hotels, Motels and Road Shows" on Capricorn Records in 1978. Two Stillwater songs appear which were recorded at a show at the Fox Theater, "Out on a Limb (live)", and "Mind Bender (live)". "Mind Bender" is also included the another Capricorn Records album, "The Souths Greatest Hits, Vol. 2."

After the band broke up, Rob Walker enlisted in the United States Air Force Band of New England, Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire. Later years in service, he played with the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Robins Air Force Base. He has performed with many musicians as a result, including pianist Kevin Joseph Barnett (Kevin J. Barnett). Rob Walker has since retired from Air Force and can be seen around middle Georgia playing with Eddie Stone of Doc Holliday.

Mike Causey plays and teaches guitar around Warner Robins and Macon.[where?] Al Scarborough plays bass with a band called The Wall in Warner Robins and Macon, Ga.[where?] Rob Walker and Eddie Stone play regularly throughout middle Georgia. David Heck lives and performs in Denver, Colo. Jimmy Hall now lives in Byron, Georgia.[where?] Bobby Golden played with The Wall and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Bob Spearman, who also played with The Wall after Stillwater, died of cancer.

Mike Causey, Sebie Lacey, Tony Cooper and Eddie Store appear on Phil Palma's Christian CD "Warrior"

Former members[edit]

  • Michael Causey – guitar
  • Bobby Golden – guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Hall – percussion, vocals (not the same Jimmy Hall that played in Wet Willie.)
  • David Heck – drums
  • Sebie Lacey – drums, vocals
  • Al Scarborough – bass guitar, vocals
  • Bob Spearman – keyboards, vocals
  • Rob Roy Walker – guitar, vocals

In popular culture[edit]

Stillwater's song "I Reserve The Right" plays during the opening of the first episode of Tremors: The Series.

A fictitious band named "Stillwater" is featured in the 2000 film Almost Famous, with permission from members of the actual Stillwater. The songs played by this fictional band were original songs, written for the film by Nancy Wilson, Cameron Crowe, and Peter Frampton.

Discography[edit]

  • Stillwater (1977)
  • I Reserve the Right! (1978)
  • Running Free (1997)

A: Mind Bender B: Sunshine Blues

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