At age 12, Steve formed his first band with fellow schoolmates from the prestigious Dallas private academy, St. Mark’s School of Texas, which they called the Marksmen. He taught his older brother to play bass so somebody could drive the band to the gigs. The Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. The band has released two albums in the past few years including the No. 1 blues album, “Bingo,” and its successor, “Let Your Hair Down,” which was the first new Steve Miller Band album in 18 years. Steve Miller Band was a cornerstone of the burgeoning underground FM rock radio stations that were springing up across the country. Steve Miller headlined an endless circuit of psychedelic ballrooms from the Electric Circus in Philadelphia to the Grande Ballroom in Detroit. He did five albums in two years. The group went though many personnel changes. He recorded an album in Nashville with top sidemen. At one point, Miller was fronting a three-piece power trio. “Take the Money and Run,” the first single from the new songs, hit the charts in May 1976, the first of six consecutive smashes – “Rock ‘n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” “Swingtown” -- that would keep the Steve Miller Band in the Top Ten beyond the next two years. He followed the multi-million-selling “Fly Like An Eagle,” while the album still hovered high in the charts, with “Book of Dreams” almost a year to the day later. The Steve Miller Band also performed at the gala concert opening the new multi-million dollar performance facility built for the long-running music TV series, “Austin City Limits,” and, two days later, taped the first show of the fall 2011 season in the new theater, while the streets outside were closed off and a huge party and free concert took place. Miller also played a series of theater and small arena dates last spring through the South and East Coast with Gregg Allman, whose latest solo album, “Low Country Blues,” was one of the best-received releases of his career. Some people call him the Space Cowboy. Some call him the Gangster of Love. Whatever you call him, Steve Miller is making the best music of his life and he is making lots of it.