Stillwater (band)

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OriginWarner Robins, Georgia, United States
GenresSouthern rock
Years active1973-'84, 1996-'98
LabelsCapricorn Records
Associated actsAtlanta Rhythm Section, Charlie Daniels Band

Stillwater was an American band, based in Warner Robins, Georgia, that played Southern rock and was active from 1973 to '84. They released two albums on Capricorn Records, Stillwater (1977) (the self-titled debut contains "Mind Bender," which peaked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of '78) and I Reserve the Right (1978), before the label folded in '79. Drummer David Heck joined Stillwater in 1981; they released the album Runnin' Free in 1996.[1]

Band members[edit]

  • Michael Causey – guitar
  • Bobby Golden – guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Hall – percussion, vocals (not the Jimmy Hall who sang lead for Wet Willie, another band signed to Capricorn in the '70s)
  • David Heck – drums
  • Sebie Lacey – drums, vocals
  • Al Scarborough – bass guitar, vocals
  • Bob Spearman – keyboards, vocals
  • Rob Roy Walker – guitar, vocals
  • Mark Percy - back up vocals

In popular culture[edit]

A fictional, unrelated band named Stillwater is featured in the 2000 film Almost Famous directed by Cameron Crowe. The film's producers obtained the band's permission to use the name "Stillwater." In an interview, guitarist Bobby Golden said, "They could have probably done it without permission but they probably would have had a bunch of different lawsuits. Our lawyer got in touch with them. They wanted us to do it for free and I said, “No we’re not doing it for free.” So we got a little bit of change out of it."[2]

"I Reserve the Right" is featured in the opening scene of the pilot episode of Tremors.


  • Stillwater (1977)
  • I Reserve the Right (1978)
  • Runnin' Free (1996)


Mindbender (1977)
I Reserve the Right (1978)


  1. ^ "Stillwater, 'Runnin' Free'". Discogs. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  2. ^ Golden, Bobby. "Stillwater Interview," Phantom Photography. Retrieved July 14, 2018.

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