Stillwater (band)

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Stillwater
OriginWarner Robins, Georgia, USA
GenresRock, Southern rock
Years active1973–1982
1996–1997
LabelsCapricorn Records
Associated actsAtlanta Rhythm Section, Charlie Daniels Band
MembersMichael Causey
Rob Roy Walker
Bobby Golden
Al Scarborough
Bob Spearman
Jimmy Hall
Sebie Lacey
David Heck
 
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Stillwater
OriginWarner Robins, Georgia, USA
GenresRock, Southern rock
Years active1973–1982
1996–1997
LabelsCapricorn Records
Associated actsAtlanta Rhythm Section, Charlie Daniels Band
MembersMichael 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.

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

There is another rare live album entitled, "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 was stationed in Active Duty with the Band of the US 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 USAF and can be seen around middle Georgia playing with Eddie Stone of Doc Holliday.

Mike Causey can still be seen playing and teaching guitar around Warner Robins and Macon. Al Scarborough plays bass with a band called The Wall in Warner Robins and Macon Ga. Rob Walker and Eddie Stone play regularly throughout the middle Georgia area. David Heck currently lives and performs in Denver, CO. Jimmy Hall now lives in Byron, Georgia. Bobby Golden played with The Wall and currently 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 can be heard on Phil Palma's Christian CD "Warrior"

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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 band were original songs, written for the film by Nancy Wilson, Cameron Crowe, and Peter Frampton.

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