ROUNDER RECORDS’ AWARD WINNING GROUPTHE STEELDRIVERS HIT NASHVILLE ALL WEEKEND LONG
GRAND OLE OPRY AT THE RYMAN NOV. 13 3rd AND LINDSLEY ON NOV. 14 & 15
Nashville, Tenn. (November 3, 2015) – Grammy-nominated band, The SteelDrivers, will perform at the historic Grand Ole Opry at The Ryman on November 13 and will have full show experiences at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville on November 14 & 15. Show times are 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The SteelDrivers website.
Only Nashville could give birth to a band like The SteelDrivers: a talented group of seasoned musicians – each distinguished in his or her own right. The group’s bluegrass roots combine with country and soul influences to create a refreshing, decidedly contemporary sound. This is new music with the old feeling. The SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply "an incredible combination."
The innovative, soulful bluegrass band the SteelDrivers – Tammy Rogers, Gary Nichols, Mike Fleming, Brent Truitt, and Richard Bailey -- are celebrating the release of their acclaimed new album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, released on June 16, 2015. The album reached #1 on the Bluegrass Chart. The band has now released four albums on Rounder Records.
The band’s recent tour dates have wowed critics, who praise the band’s “gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs” (Juli Thanki, The Tennessean). Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, AD Amorosi declared “You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville's SteelDrivers have bushels of it.”
Early reviews of the album are equally effusive. Country Standard Time’s Donald Teplyske writes “the group has embraced his uniqueness: The SteelDrivers have established soulgrass as their own little niche,” and goes on to say “The Muscle Shoals Recordings continues the band's string of superior bluegrass recordings.” Jeff Simon of the Buffalo News says “it’s not all that long a way from Nashville to Muscle Shoals – not geographically or musically either. The trip was worth making.” All Music’s Mark Deming calls it “music played with soul, heart, honesty, and skill…the music speaks for itself, and what it says is eloquent and deeply pleasing.”