As one of the most acclaimed acoustic groups on today's music scene, The SteelDrivers' Bad For You Tour show no signs of slowing down as they announce an additional performance in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Bijou Theatre on Februrary 22. Ticket information can be found HERE. The 2020 schedule coincides with The SteelDrivers’ highly anticipated fifth release on Rounder Records.
This eclectic group of musicians and songwriters performs approximately 75 shows a year. The Steels' upcoming dates include stops in Columbus, Knoxville, Dallas, Houston, Charleston, Chicago, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. before a set at City Winery in New York City and Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine. Audiences and devotee proclaimed "SteelHeads" have faithfully supported the group since it emerged on the Americana and bluegrass scene over a decade ago.
By now, the virtuosity of The SteelDrivers has so redefined conventional string instrumentation that one almost forgets that bluegrass roots sit at the heart of every sound the ensemble makes. The impetus, though, remains the music itself: a fluid string sound that combines chamber-like ambience, bluegrass construction and jazz phrasing. These world-class musicians have perfected the art of bringing a modern twist to a classic style of music.
Band members' individual artistry have made the group's sound so rich and so full of detail. Tammy Rogers, a former member of the all-star Dead Reckoning music stable, 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 innovation and expertise. Kelvin Damrell’s vocals and fretwork add a fresh voice to the mix, while Mike Fleming continues to anchor it all with rock solid rhythm and a firm foundation.
FEB 6 - Bristol, TN / Paramount Theatre
FEB 7 - Roanoke, VA / Jefferson Center
FEB 8 - Richmond, VA / Modlin Center for the Arts
FEB 13 - Columbus, OH / The Lincoln Theatre
FEB 14 - Lexington, KY / Manchester Music Hall
FEB 20 - Columbia, TN / Cherry Theatre
FEB 21 - Knoxville, TN / Bijou Theatre
FEB 22 - Knoxville, TN / Bijou Theatre
FEB 26 - Austin, TX / One World Theatre
FEB 27 - Dallas, TX / Kessler Theatre
FEB 28 - Houston, TX / The Heights Theatre
FEB 29 - Lubbock, TX / Cactus Theatre
MAR 5 - Durham, NC / Carolina Theatre
MAR 6 - Charlotte, NC / Ovens Auditorium
MAR 7 - Charleston, SC / Charleston Music Hall
MAR 28 - Brooksville, FL / Spring Bluegrass Festival
APR 2 - Chicago, IL / City Winery
APR 3 - Madison, WI / Barrymore Theatre
APR 4 - St. Louis, MO / Sheldon Music Hall
APR 16 - Alexandria, VA / The Birchmere
APR 17 - New York, NY / City Winery
APR 18 - Portland, ME / Port City Music Hall