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Charley Langer's new CD is featured on THE WEATHER CHANNEL's Playlist! 

  
Steelin' Dan's saxman CHARLEY LANGER is getting nationwide air-play as the THE WEATHER CHANNEL is featuring Charley's new solo CD "NEVER THE SAME" on their playlist.   How cool is that?   (...or is it fair to partly cloudy?)

Congrats to Charley, as his wonderful debut CD continues to impress critics and fans alike!

Check out THE WEATHER CHANNEL link (below)...   the title track ("Never The Same") is currently sandwiched right in between Thelonious Monk and Dave Grusin.  Click HERE.
Also, check out Charley's website HERE.

Steelin' Dan is nominated for a SAMMIE - "Sacramento Area Music Award" 


2010 SAMMIE AWARDS
We are proud to announce that STEELIN' DAN has been nominated for the 2010 SAMMIE Awards (Sacramento Area Music Awards).   The band was selected to be one of only 10 bands from the Sacramento & Northern California areas to secure a nomination and go on to compete for the coveted SAMMIE Award Category: "BEST COVER BAND"   

The winner will be determined based on total number of votes cast by the general public.  (votes are cast on-line.)   The voting deadline is Sept. 23rd... and the winner will be announced on October 9th.  

Steelin' Dan would like to thank the program sponsor: SACRAMENTO NEWS & REVIEW for this special recognition... and we especially want to thank all the great Steelin' Dan fans for their continued support.   You guys are the best!
For the SAMMIES link, click HERE.

Steelin' Dan strikes gold at Lake Tahoe! 

 
Steelin' Dan fans descended upon Lake Tahoe this past Labor Day weekend to attend the band's debut performance at the famed "CROWN ROOM" concert venue inside Crystal Bay Casino Resort. 

The concert hall was packed, and everyone was feelin' the "Steely Dan love!"  The management at Crystal Bay have already booked the band for a return performance scheduled for Dec. 29th.  If you missed the last show, make plans now to head on up to beautiful Lake Tahoe during the holiday season and catch Steelin' Dan's encore performance.  It promises to be a memorable night!  
For more information, click HERE.

Charley Langer's new solo CD is released! 

 Steelin' Dan is proud to announce that our saxophonist Charley Langer, has just released his debut solo CD, entitled "NEVER THE SAME".   Charley describes his music as "intelligent smooth jazz".  Perhaps a better description is "Phil Woods meets Boney James".   

This impressive CD is produced by Ron Wikso... and includes musicians such as: Alphonso Johnson, Matt Bissonette, Kurt Griffey, Wally Minko and Michito Sanchez.  We congratulate Charley on such an outstanding CD... it definitely IS HOT!

The CD is now for sale... PLUS you can sign-up for Charley's newsletter to be entered into a monthly drawing for a free CD.  Music samples and further information are available HERE.

Steely Dan announce US tour 

Well, it was inevitable, and now it's here. Becker and Fagen are coming back to the U.S. Two shows were announced today, with the promise of more to follow. Here's what we know so far.
* June 09, 2009 at the Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC (tickets go on sale April 17)
* August 15, 2009 at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA (on sale now)
In between those dates, they are back in Europe for the "Left Bank Holiday" tour. The U.S. Steely Dan tour has been dubbed "Rent Party '09."


If you live near Northern California, especially Sacramento, and can't wait to hear some Steely Dan, check out the Steelin' Dan live shows page, break out your hats and hooters, and come see a note-perfect tribute to Steely Dan.

Steely Dan Songs Added to Guitar Hero 

More music from Steely Dan will be available for download on Guitar Hero: World Tour in April.

Three more Steely Dan tunes will be added to World Tour on April 16, including Black Friday from the album Katy Lied.  Also coming are Kid Charlemagne from The Royal Scam, and Bodhisattva from Countdown to Ecstasy.

Each Track Pack will be available for 440 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE and for $5.49 on the Playstation Store. Each song will also be available as a single download for 160 Microsoft Points, $1.99 or for 200 Wii Points each.

Any chance they won't mess that up horribly?    We can hope.

Fagen and Becker Announce Tour 

The real Steely Dan have today announced the first few shows of the next tour.
Steely Dan Tour - Left Bank Holiday 2009
Jul 02 - Paris, France - Olympia, Jul 06 - Rome, Italy - Cavea Auditorium, Jul 07 - Naples, Italy - Arena Flegrea, Jul 09 - Milan, Italy - Arena Civica, Jul 11 - Perugia, Italy - Umbria Jazz Festival

If you're having trouble funding the flight to Paris and catch the opening date, why not stay in Northern California and catch three Steelin' Dan shows that month?  Steelin' Dan local shows in July

New fan videos 

There are several new videos of Steelin' Dan performing in February 2009 that are now up on youtube.  These were shot by folks in the audience.  Click on the photo below to check out Steely Dan's "Peg" performed by Steelin' Dan.  There are a few more over on the videos page.