Coming off a streak of sold-out shows, including a three-night run at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley and a packed show at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse, GRAMMY® award-winning group, The SteelDrivers, announced upcoming dates for their 2017 tour. They will take Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico by storm, and they will 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 will also make a hometown stop at the historic Ryman Auditorium on April 18 for a benefit concert for Saint Bernard Academy, one of Nashville's. They will be joined by Rodney Crowell, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Aberdeen Green, Zach Seabaugh and more to be announced. Limited tickets are available at the Ryman Box Office or by visiting the school’s website here.
The innovative, soulful bluegrass band The SteelDrivers – Tammy Rogers, Gary Nichols, Mike Fleming, Brent Truitt, and Richard Bailey – reached an important milestone last month when their self-titled debut album reached 100,000 scans and was re-released on vinyl. Their 2015 release, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, reached #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and achieved the highest first-week sales in band history. 2016 was a record year for The SteelDrivers, who won the 2016 GRAMMY® for “Best Bluegrass Album," received IBMA nominations for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year" for "Long Way Down," which also reached #1 on the Bluegrass Today monthly chart. The SteelDrivers continue to tour across the country and work on new music for their upcoming project.
Fans and critics alike praise The SteelDrivers in concert:
"Gary Nichols sang with the fervent conviction of a Southern soul man. His passionate roar on “Good Corn Liquor” evoked the frenzied style of Wilson Pickett." - Bill Brownlee, Kansas City Star
“These guys helped me be a better musician. They’re a great bunch of mentors, and I’m not gonna lie, I was tearing up back stage when we were rehearsing for this." - Chris Stapleton after performing with The SteelDrivers at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium
“Nichols has one of the most soulful voices in contemporary bluegrass” – Juli Thanki, The Tennessean
“The boundaries between bluegrass and soul-blues music are thin when they exist at all.” - Walter Tunis, Lexington Herald Leader
“Impeccable instrumental work, powerful vocals and songwriting that demonstrates that simply told stories can be powerful.” - David Morris, Bluegrass Today
“You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville's SteelDrivers have bushels of it.” - AD Amorosi, Philadelphia Inquirer
April 18 Nashville, TN
April 22 York, SC
April 23 Carrboro, NC
April 29 Guntersville, AL
May 18 Gettysburg, PA
May 19 Richmond, VA
May 20 St. Joseph, MI
May 27 Floyd, VA
June 2 Syria, VA
June 3 Preston, CT
June 10 Eau Claire, WI
June 11 Milwaukee, WI
June 17 Ellington, MO
June 21 Owensboro, KY
June 23 Grayson, KY
July 8 Frankfort, IL
July 13 Oak Hill, NY
July 22 Masontown, WV
July 27 Reno, NV
July 28 Albuquerque, NM
See the complete list of dates and purchase tickets here.