Grammy® Winners The Steeldrivers Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Impressive New Lineup Of Shows 

Grammy® Winners The Steeldrivers Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Impressive New Lineup Of Shows 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 4, 2018) -- GRAMMY® award winning band, The SteelDrivers, announced new on-sale tour dates today for the Bonafide U.S. Tour 2018. From Modesto, California to Roanoke, Virginia, the band will bring their unique bluegrass sound to fans all over the country. The announcement coincidentally comes as The SteelDrivers celebrate 10 years since their first recording project. The ticket information can be found here.  

The Grammy® Award-Winning Steeldrivers Announce New Lead Singer Kelvin Damrell

The Grammy® Award-Winning Steeldrivers Announce New Lead Singer Kelvin Damrell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 23, 2018) - The SteelDrivers announced that Kelvin Damrell has officially joined the group as lead singer and guitarist. The GRAMMY® winning Rounder Records act had a record year in 2017, touring across the country and selling out six shows in Nashville alone. 

Grammy® Award Winners The Steeldrivers Close Out The Year With An Impressive Lineup Of Shows

Grammy® Award Winners The Steeldrivers Close Out The Year With An Impressive Lineup Of Shows

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2017) -- GRAMMY® award winning band, The SteelDrivers, have just announced the first leg of tour dates for 2018.   Ticket information can be found here.  To learn more about the world-class musicians and performers, visit www.thesteeldrivers.com.  

The SteelDrivers Announce More Dates for 2017 Tour

The SteelDrivers Announce More Dates for 2017 Tour

The GRAMMY® award-winning group, The SteelDrivers, kick off their summer tour this weekend with a sold-out show in York, South Carolina. Today, they announced new tour dates through the end of the year, including stops in Washington, D.C., Charleston, Houston, Dallas and more. They will also return to the country's biggest bluegrass festivals, such as Rudy Fest, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Deep Roots Mountain Festival, to name a few.

The SteelDrivers and Friends Celebrate 150 Years of St. Bernard Academy at Ryman on April 18

The SteelDrivers and Friends Celebrate 150 Years of St. Bernard Academy at Ryman on April 18

Tickets are on sale now for “The Stars Salute St. Bernard Academy” featuring The SteelDrivers, Rodney Crowell, Aberdeen Green and more on the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, April 18, 2017. More talent announcements are forthcoming. The event is produced by music industry veteran Paul Worley.

Rounder Records To Reissue The SteelDrivers’ GRAMMY®-Nominated 2008 Debut On Vinyl

Rounder Records To Reissue The SteelDrivers’ GRAMMY®-Nominated 2008 Debut On Vinyl

Rounder Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, is proud to announce the release of critically acclaimed album The SteelDrivers on vinyl. The 2008 self-titled record marked the debut of Nashville five-piece the SteelDrivers, and firmly established the Bluegrass band as a force to be reckoned with.

The Award-Winning SteelDrivers Announce 2017 Winter Tour

The Award-Winning SteelDrivers Announce 2017 Winter Tour

GRAMMY® award-winning group, The SteelDrivers, announce today their 2017 winter tour dates at top venues and festivals across the country. Their tour will include a special two-night run at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley, February 25 and 26. Tickets go on sale on November 18 on the band’s website.

The SteelDrivers Receive Two IBMA Nods Including Album of the Year for The Muscle Shoals Recordings

The SteelDrivers Receive Two IBMA Nods Including Album of the Year for The Muscle Shoals Recordings

Rounder Records super group, The SteelDrivers received two nominations today as announced by the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) live during the annual press conference on the Bluegrass Junction channel on Sirius/XM.  The Steeldrivers’ received nods for Album of the Year and “Song of the Year” – “Long Way Down” written by Tammy Rogers, Elizabeth Mala Hengber and Jerry Salley. The 2016 awards will be held on September 29 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Grammy Award-Winning Band, The SteelDrivers, Coming to the Ryman Sunday, April 10 for "Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit"

Grammy Award-Winning Band, The SteelDrivers, Coming to the Ryman Sunday, April 10 for "Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit"

Grammy award-winning band, The SteelDrivers, will perform at The Ryman in Nashville as part of "Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit" on Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Portions of the show, hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman, will be broadcast on the K-LOVE radio network, which includes 446 stations nationwide.

THE STEELDRIVERS’ 2016 COMMENCES WITH SOLD OUT SHOWS ACROSS THE U.S., A FIRST TIME GRAMMY® WIN FOR “BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM” FOR THE TOP-CHARTING ROUNDER RECORDS RELEASE THE MUSCLE SHOALS RECORDINGS

Former band member, the incomparable Chris Stapleton invites group for surprise set during his three night sold-out stand at The Ryman to a roar of excitement

Rounder Records’ group, The SteelDrivers is taking 2016 by storm, having already sold out a majority of its shows leading into the spring, winning a first-time GRAMMY® award for the acclaimed #1 album The Muscle Shoals Recordings, and joining former bandmate Chris Stapleton at his sold-out concert at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, please visit The SteelDrivers' website here.

We could not have scripted this,” says SteelDriver Gary Nichols. “We put our hearts and souls into every show and every recording we do,” he continued. “We have a great team of believers behind us and the SteelHeads are the best in helping spread the word about our music and our shows. Thanks to you all.”

“‘Magic’ is the best word to describe what happened last week,” continues SteelDriver Tammy Rogers King. “Winning the award and being recognized with all of our close friends was such an honor. To all get to celebrate our first Grammy win together is something we will never forget. Another event that cannot be topped was joining our friend Chris Stapleton for a reunion at The Ryman. Man, we are just feeling so blessed right now,” she added.

The band is quickly becoming one of the hottest tickets these days, having sold out over 90% of shows announced to date this year, including Huntsville, Kansas City, Denver, and Asheville. Be sure to check out the award-winning band on the road, or check out their YouTube channel for various performances from Paste Magazine, Relix, Music City Roots, Rolling Stone, Country Weekly, Bluegrass Underground, and many more.

TOUR DATES:

March 10                   Southland Ballroom            Raleigh, NC March 11                   Orange Peel                       Asheville, NC March 12                   Walhalla Civic Audit            Walhalla SC March 18                   The Barns At Wolf Trap      Vienna, VA March 19                   Foothills PAC                      Oneonta, NY April 16                     Miami of Ohio                      Oxford, OH April 22                     Terminal West                     Atlanta, GA April 23                     Chapman Cultural Center   Spartanburg, SC

A complete list of upcoming tour dates is available here

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THE STEELDRIVERS’ THE MUSCLE SHOALS RECORDINGS EARNS A GRAMMY WIN FOR BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM

Nashville powerhouse group The SteelDrivers received their first GRAMMY win today for Best Bluegrass Album for The Muscle Shoals Recordings. This is the group's fourth career nomination. The critically-acclaimed album, released June 16 on Rounder Records, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and achieved the highest first-week sales in the band’s history. "It is a great year to be sharing awards with Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Alabama Shakes -- it just feels like the right time for all of us!" says fiddle player, vocalist and songwriter Tammy Rogers.

The Muscle Shoals Recordings is the fifth release from The SteelDrivers, made up of Richard Bailey, Mike Fleming, Gary Nichols, Tammy Rogers and Brent Truitt. The Grammy-winning group produce “uneasy listening” music, a unique blend of bluegrass and soul that has inspired praise from critics and audiences for years, and The Muscle Shoals Recordings is no exception.

“The group has rarely sounded more focused or passionate.” Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter “The aptly-named The Muscle Shoals Recordings reflects the same soul and blues ache so evident in the town made famous by Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and the Staples family, among many others.” Suzanne Cadgene, Elmore Magazine

“You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville's SteelDrivers have bushels of it.” AD Amorosi, Philadelphia Enquirer

 

THE STEELDRIVERS’ THE MUSCLE SHOALS RECORDINGS EARNS A GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM

Nashville powerhouse group The SteelDrivers received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for The Muscle Shoals Recordings, marking four career nods for the group. The critically-acclaimed album, released June 16 on Rounder Records, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and achieved the highest first-week sales in the band’s history. “What a great early Christmas present. We are honored and thrilled to say the least for this recognition. TMSR represents our desire to continue to push ourselves as a group and bring a fresh perspective. We are a scrappy bunch of players that love what we do and send a hearty congrats to all the nominees,” says fiddle player, vocalist and songwriter Tammy Rogers.

  The Muscle Shoals Recordings is the fifth release from The SteelDrivers, made up of Richard Bailey, Mike Fleming, Gary Nichols, Tammy Rogers and Brent Truitt. The four-time GRAMMY nominees produce “uneasy listening” music, a unique blend of bluegrass and soul that has inspired praise from critics and audiences for years, and The Muscle Shoals Recordings is no exception.

  “The group has rarely sounded more focused or passionate.” Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter

  “The aptly-named The Muscle Shoals Recordings reflects the same soul and blues ache so evident in the town made famous by Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and the Staples family, among many others.” Suzanne Cadgene, Elmore Magazine

 

 

“You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville's SteelDrivers have bushels of it.” AD Amorosi, Philadelphia Enquirer

  The winners will be announced on February 15, 2016 at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

ROUNDER RECORDS’ AWARD WINNING GROUP THE STEELDRIVERS HIT NASHVILLE ALL WEEKEND LONG

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.”

The SteelDrivers’ Critically Acclaimed The Muscle Shoals Recordings Debuts at #1 On Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart

Three-time Grammy nominees The SteelDrivers have cause to celebrate: their new album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, which was released to great acclaim on June 16 via Rounder Records, has debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart. The album, which landed at #5 on the Top New Artist Albums Chart, and #125 on the Top Current Albums Chart, achieved the highest first-week sales in the band’s history. The band kicked off release week with a special show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, which was broadcast live on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction. They followed up with a live set and signing at Nashville record mecca Grimey’s, and closed out the day with a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

From there, they headed to Muscle Shoals, where they played to a packed house at Florence’s 116 E. Mobile Street. The band is in the midst of a tour of the United States, and will be on the road through the end of the year.

Here’s what some critics are saying about The Muscle Shoals Recordings:

“While you might not initially think of bluegrass as being soulful, it’s probably because you haven’t heard the SteelDrivers.” Jim Casey, Country Weekly

“Impeccable instrumental work, powerful vocals and songwriting that demonstrates that simply told stories can be powerful.” David Morris, Bluegrass Today

“The group has rarely sounded more focused or passionate.” Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter

“The aptly-named The Muscle Shoals Recordings (Rounder), reflects the same soul and blues ache so evident in the town made famous by Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and the Staples family, among many others.” Suzanne Cadgene, Elmore

“The SteelDrivers have established soulgrass as their own little niche…“The Muscle Shoals Recordings continues the band's string of superior bluegrass recordings.” Donald Teplyske, Country Standard Time

For more information, please contact Regina Joskow rjoskow@rounder.com, 917-532-5687, or Ashley Moyer ashley.moyer@concordmusicgroup.com, 615.928.4777 at the Rounder Label Group, or Jules Wortman at Wortman Works, jwortman@wortmanworks.com, 615.431-5059.

The SteelDrivers On Tour:

6/26/2015 Rudyfest Grayson, KY 7/2/2015 The Ready Room St. Louis, MO 7/3/2015 Shawnee Bluff Vineyards Eldon, MO 7/4/2015 Wanderlust Festival Snowmass Village, CO 7/11/2015 Uncle Dave Macon Days Murfreesboro, TN 7/16/2015 Grey Fox Bluegrasss Festival Oak Hill, NY 7/19/2015 Forecastle Louisville, KY 7/23/2015 Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Nashville, TN 7/24/2015 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Columbus, OH 7/25/2015 Muncie Three Trails Music Series Muncie, IN 7/30/2015 Infinity Hall Norfolk, CT 7/31/2015 Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival Thorton, NH 8/7/2015 The Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN 8/8/2015 Mountain Stage Elkins, WV 8/9/2015 Rams Head Tavern Annapolis, MD 8/28/2015 Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Weekend Myrtle Beach, SC 8/29/2015 The Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC 9/5/2015 Cumberland River Music Festival Williamsburg, KY 9/10/2015 The Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH 9/11/2015 Park Street Saloon Columbus, OH 9/12/2015 “Party in the Holler” at Ace Adventure Resort – Mendon, WV 9/18/2015 Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival Morehead, KY 9/19/2015 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Bristol, TN 10/2/2015 Greenup Old Fashion Days Greenup, KY 10/10/2015 Clayton Shindig Clayton, NC 10/18/2015 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN 11/7/2015 Boyd County Community Center Cattlesburg, KY

The SteelDrivers Inspire Critical Praise; The Band Celebrates Release of The Muscle Shoals Recordings With Shows in Nashville and Florence, Alabama

Fresh off their appearance at the CMA Music Fest in Nashville, 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, with a series of live hometown events in Nashville and Florence, Alabama this week. This afternoon, the band will do a live performance and interview for Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction at 2:00 PM at the Bridgestone Arena, followed by a meet & greet with the audience at 3:00 PM. From there, they will head to local record mecca Grimey’s, located at 1604 8th Avenue South, for a brief live set and signing at 4:30. They’ll close out the day with a performance at the Grand Ole Opry at 8:00 PM.

On Wednesday, June 17, they head to Florence, Alabama, the home of singer-guitarist Gary Nichols, for an intimate live show at 116 E. Mobile Street. The venue, which is run by the owners of Single Lock Records (Will Trapp, Ben Tanner, and John Paul White), has quickly earned a reputation for being among the best places to see live music in the region. Prior to the show, at 6:00 PM, the band will host a meet and greet at Billy Reid, next door to the venue.

The band’s recent tour dates have wowed critics, who praise the band’s “gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs” (Juli Thanki, 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 its 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.”

The SteelDrivers will be on tour throughout the summer and fall, and will announce new dates shortly.

For more information, please contact Regina Joskow rjoskow@rounder.com, 917.532.5687 or Ashley Moyer ashley.moyer@concordmusicgroup.com, 615.928.4777 at the Rounder Label Group, or Jules Wortman at Wortman Works, jwortman@wortmanworks.com, 615.431-5059.

The SteelDrivers On Tour:

6/16/2015, Grand Ole Opry House (w/Terri Clark) Nashville, TN 6/17/2015, 116 Mobile Muscle Shoals, AL 6/18/2015 Marriott Shoals Resort & Confrence Center Florence, AL 6/19/2015 Eckert's Country Store Summer Concert Series Belleville, IL 6/26/2015 Rudyfest Grayson, KY 7/2/2015 The Ready Room St. Louis, MO 7/3/2015 Shawnee Bluff Vineyards Eldon, MO 7/4/2015 Wanderlust Festival Snowmass Village, CO 7/5/2015 Knuckleheads (Do Not Announce) Kansas City, MO 7/11/2015 Uncle Dave Macon Days Murfreesboro, TN 7/16/2015 Grey Fox Bluegrasss Festival Oak Hill, NY 7/19/2015 Forecastle Louisville, KY 7/23/2015 Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Nashville, TN 7/24/2015 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Columbus, OH 7/25/2015 Muncie Three Trails Music Series Muncie, IN 7/30/2015 Infinity Hall Norfolk, CT 7/31/2015 Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival Thorton, NH 8/7/2015 The Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN 8/8/2015 Mountain Stage Elkins, WV 8/9/2015 Rams Head Tavern Annapolis, MD 8/28/2015 Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Weekend Myrtle Beach, SC 8/29/2015 The Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC 9/5/2015 Cumberland River Music Festival Williamsburg, KY 9/10/2015 The Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH 9/11/2015 Park Street Saloon Columbus, OH 9/18/2015 Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival Morehead, KY 9/19/2015 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Bristol, TN 10/2/2015 Greenup Old Fashion Days Greenup, KY 10/10/2015 Clayton Shindig Clayton, NC 10/18/2015 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN 11/7/2015 Boyd County Community Center Cattlesburg, KY

SteelDrivers Album Release Event at Muscle Shoals' 116 Mobile, June 17th

The SteelDrivers’ innovative, soulful brand of bluegrass has made them one of the most successful bands on the contemporary bluegrass scene. The band, which has earned three Grammy nominations and garnered tremendous critical acclaim, has announced their fourth album for Rounder, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, which will be released on June 16, 2015. In celebration of the release, the band has a special event planned at 116 E. Mobile Street, in Florence, AL, on June 17th at 8pm. Tickets available here. The evening will feature a full concert performance from The SteelDrivers themselves in the intimate 150 capacity venue, co-run by Single Lock Records (owners Will Trapp, Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes), John Paul White (Civil Wars)). There will also be a meet and greet with the band from 6-7pm before the show at Billy Reid with food available to the public from local southern inspired restaurant Odette's.

The SteelDrivers will also be performing on Muscle Shoals to Music Row Live, June 18th. Tickets for the 2 hour live radio broadcast/webcast are available on the website. It can also be streamed worldwide on www.kix96country.com.

The album is largely inspired by Muscle Shoals, an area of confluence and consequence, of intermingling, experimentation, and exultation, and a legendary music mecca. It’s also the hometown of the SteelDrivers’ lead vocalist and guitarist Gary Nichols, whose bandmates – fiddler and vocalist Tammy Rogers, banjoist Richard Bailey, mandolinist Brent Truitt, and bassist and singer Mike Fleming – made the two-and-a-half hour trek from Nashville to Sheffield, Alabama, to the NuttHouse Recording Studio to record eleven new original tunes, mostly written by Rogers and Nichols.

There, they conjured a singularly compelling sound, drenched in soul, blues, bluegrass, R&B, country, and rock’n’roll. Jason Isbell – Nichols’ friend and musical compatriot since childhood, and himself an extraordinary singer, songwriter, and guitarist – co-produced two of the album’s 11 tracks and contributed slide guitar to two (the aforementioned “Brother John, ” and “Ashes of Yesterday”).

Gary Nichols has emerged as a vocalist of distinction, as a monster acoustic guitarist, and as a songwriting force who wrote or co-wrote five of Shoals Recordings’ 11 songs, including the plaintive “Here She Goes,” and the dark ballad “Brother John.” Tammy Rogers stepped up her songwriting as well, and she has credits on all but one of the album’s remaining songs, including the stirring waltz “Ashes of Yesterday,” and the somber, reflective album closer, “River Runs Red,” a meditation on the Civil War. Richard Bailey composed the lone instrumental, the joyous, rousing “California Chainsaw.” The one outlier on The Muscle Shoals Recordings is “Drinkin’ Alone,” a romp penned by Jay Knowles and former SteelDriver Chris Stapleton.

Rolling Stone Country recently premiered “Brother John,” which features slide guitar by Jason Isbell, who also co-produced the track. Listen to it here: http://rol.st/1bp4HxN

The SteelDrivers have inspired accolades from critics like NPR’s Ann Powers, who praised their “dazzling bluegrass musicianship,” and PopMatters’ Arnold Pan, who extolled the band’s “virtuosic ‘bluesgrass’ songs that take classic Americana instrumentation and give it an intense, soulful inflection.”

One thing is for sure: Nichols and the SteelDrivers speak in their own accent, one that charms and sears and beguiles. This is a band like no other, by inclination, but not by calculation.