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 innovative, soulful bluegrass band The SteelDrivers – Tammy Rogers, Gary Nichols, Mike Fleming, Brent Truitt, and Richard Bailey – released The Muscle Shoals Recordings in 2015. The album quickly climbed the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and achieving the highest first-week sales in band history. 2016 was a record year for The SteelDrivers, who won the 2016 Grammy award 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. They performed a sold-out headlining show at the historic Ryman in July.
Here’s what critics are saying about The SteelDrivers:
“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
“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
“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
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18 unless indicated otherwise. For more information, visit the band's website.