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.
Throughout their decade long career -- one that encompasses four highly acclaimed albums -- it's ultimately always been about the music. "Our dedication and determination remain intact," says singer, songwriter and fiddler Tammy Rogers. "I liken us to what the Rolling Stones would sound like if they played banjos, fiddles and mandolins -- it's that rock-n-roll edge played on traditional instruments and our shows continue to reflect that high-level energy and fun."
It's a sound The Tennessean once described as "gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs." The Philadelphia Inquirer put it even more succinctly, "You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville's SteelDrivers have bushels of it."
Part of their lure is the freedom each musician gets to express themselves without any reservation, even as the group maintains their signature sound. Rogers is widely recognized as one of the most versatile and expressive fiddlers on the scene today. Brent Truitt and Richard Bailey are certified string benders who take their respective instruments to new levels of expertise. Newest member and Kentucky native Kelvin Damrell's vocals and fretwork add a fresh voice to the mix, while Fleming continues to anchor it all with rock solid rhythm and a firm foundation.
The world-class musicians released their fourth Rounder Records project The Muscle Shoals Recordings in 2015. The album reached #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and received a GRAMMY® award for "Best Bluegrass Album." Last year, The SteelDrivers re-released their 2008 self-titled debut album on vinyl. It is available here. Their devoted "SteelHeads" can look forward to new music in the coming months. To learn more, visit www.thesteeldrivers.com.
*recently announced on-sale
5 Lawrence, KY Liberty Hall
6 Stillwater, OK. Seretean Center Performing Arts
13 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
14 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
27 Roanoke, VA Jefferson Center
28 Baltimore, MD Charm City Bluegrass Festival
17 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
18 Jacksonville, FL Prohibition Kitchen
1 Syria, VA. Graves Mountain Festival of Music
2 Preston City, CT Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival
8 Kalamazoo, MI Bells Garden
9 W. Lafayette, LA Tippacanoe Ampitheatre
14 Marinette, WI Porterfield Country Music Festival
15 Eau Claire, WI Blue Ox Music Festival
1 New Martinsville, WV Back Home Appalachian Festival
*3 Princeton, WV Chuck Mathena Center
4 Parsons, WV Pickin' In Parsons
17 Pelham, TN The Caverns
*23 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
*24 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
*21 High Point, NC High Point Theatre
*26 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theatre
*27 Wilmington, DE The Queen
*4 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
*5 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
6 Manteo, NC Bluegrass Island
*11 Austin, TX One World Theatre
*12 Dallas, TX Kessler Theatre
*13 Oklahoma City, OK Tower Theatre
*14 Houston, TX The Heights Theatre
25 Park City, UT Egyptian Theatre
26 Park City, UT Egyptian Theatre
27 Park City, UT Egyptian Theatre
*2 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
*3 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren