Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like "Children of the Future," "Sailor" and "Brave New World," Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music and society could be in the years to come.
In the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock & roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love" and "Abracadabra" among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio, and are impossible not to sing along with.
See Miller and his band play Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Concert Hall. Tickets are $55-$105 at www.tickets.peacecenter.org. The Peace Center is at 300 South Main Street, Greenville, South Carolina.