There haven't been a lot of upsides to the pandemic, particularly where live music is concerned. But long-running rock legend Steve Miller did find one silver lining to being forced off the road.
"Back when I was a kid, when 'The Joker' was a hit and I was touring, I thought, 'oh, when I get to be 50 years old, I'm gonna have all the time in the world [to go through my old tapes]' … and I kept putting stuff in this warehouse," Miller says in an interview with The Coda Collection, an excerpt of which debuts below.
But 50 came and went, and Miller – now 77 – never got around to digging through his vaults thanks to a constant touring schedule. So when the pandemic forced him off the road in 2020, he finally took the dive into his archives and discovered a hidden gem from Steve Miller Band's 1977 tour behind the Book of Dreams and Fly Like an Eagle albums.