I GOT THE "NEWS"
STEELIN' DAN wins the "2011 Sacramento Area Music Award" (SAMMIE)
for "BEST COVER BAND"
The Sacramento News & Review held their 20th Annual SAMMIE Awards Ceremony
in downtown Sacramento on Oct. 1, 2011, where it was announced that STEELIN' DAN
came in 1st place winning this year's SAMMIE Award for "BEST COVER BAND".
More than 6,000 unique voters submitted the name of their favorite band during the
two month nomination process. This resulted in a list of the top 10 nominees.
Following the nomination process, the SN&R conducted a one month voting period
when the general public voted for their favorite band from among the 10 nominees.
The final vote tally resulted in STEELIN' DAN coming in 1st place to win the award!
STEELIN' DAN wishes to thank all those music fans throughout the Sacramento and
surrounding areas who voted for the band.
More information HERE.
Steelin' Dan is the recipient of Sacramento Magazine's
2008 Best of Sacramento Award: "Best Show Stealers"
"Heads up, Steely Dan fans: Instead of waiting for their next tour, get your fix with local tribute band Steelin' Dan. From the straightforward pop/rock of Reelin’ in the Years to the quirky, jazz-infected Green Earrings, even the most discriminating Dan fans will be hard-pressed to find flaws in Steelin' Dan’s amazingly accurate arrangements and marksmanlike musicianship!"
Steelin' Dan is featured on the front page of THE SACRAMENTO BEE Newspaper!
Here is the link to the on-line posting.
Steelin' Dan featured on KFBK Radio 1530 AM with Kitty O'Neal!
In case you missed it, on Feb. 18, 2010 Ron Hall, Michael Beaman and Charley Langer were invited to the KFBK studios as special guests for an "on-air" interview with the one and only Kitty O'Neal!
Among the topics that were discussed: Steelin' Dan's upcoming fundraising concert at the Folsom Community Center on Feb. 26th, plus a bit of history about the band and a few audio samples from the band's CD Demo were played on the air. The interview was a lot of fun... Kitty was very gracious... and (it turns out) she's quite the "Dan" fan!
The Eagle's CHARLIE THOMAS interviews Steelin' Dan!
Three members of Steelin' Dan were recently invited as special guests of Charlie Thomas, well known DJ at Sacramento's Classic Rock flagship radio station KSEG "THE EAGLE" 96.9 FM!
Michael Beaman (lead vocalist & guitarist), Kurt Shiflet (guitarist) and Ron Hall (bassist) had the privilege of being interviewed by Charlie Thomas at The Eagle's VIDEO PRODUCTION STUDIO, where it was captured on video.
In addition to discussing the background and successes of Steelin' Dan, Charlie also expressed a keen interest in Steely Dan's music, particularly the timeless GUITAR SOLOS that the Dan are so well known for.
Charlie asked Kurt and Michael to bring along their guitars, and had them perform a few of the iconic Dan guitar solos in the studio. The first segment is now posted on The Eagle's Website, and more segments will be added in the coming weeks.
Check it out by clicking on the links below:
(Note: Video interview begins after a 10 second sponsor message.)
Video Interview Segment #1
Video Interview Segment #2
Steelin' Dan was recently featured in the widely popular on-line newspaper SACRAMENTO PRESS.
Check out the article HERE.
There are some great photos in the September issue of Sacramento Magazine and a short bit about the sold-out Steelin' Dan show at David Girard Vineyards on July 5, 2008. You can catch them online right here.
On May 28, 2010 Steelin' Dan performed at the largest jazz festival on the west coast: "The Sacramento Jazz Festival & Jubilee". The capacity crowd was wowed by the band's ferocious performance. The Sacramento T.V. Station KCRA Channel 3 (NBC affiliate) couldn't resist commenting about the band's performance on their evening news broadcast!