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Review: The SteelDrivers Still Give All Their Soul

The SteelDriversThree-time Grammy nominees The SteelDriver have released their latest project, The Muscle Shoals Recordings and with Gary Nichols replacing Chris Stapleton, the soul of that SteelDrivers sound is all still there. When the band first came on the scene, I commented that they put the blues back into bluegrass. Bill Monroe, himself, injected his own blues sound into the style and then it disappeared for awhile. Well, The SteelDrivers have it all back and more. Here's a band that has honed their talent to put out an outstanding release with all the edge and soul that this band is known for.

The SteelDrivers’ “The Muscle Shoals Recordings” Debuts at #1

 The Music Shoals RecordingsNashville, TN -- 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 SteelDrivers' "The Muscle Shoals Recordings" Due Out Tuesday

 The Music Shoals RecordingsOne of the most awaited bluegrass album to be released is just around the corner. The SteelDrivers' latest project, The Muscle Shoals Recordings is due to his the streets Tuesday, June 16. From reviews and early samples, this will be one hot album as the band's innovative, soulful brand of bluegrass has made them one of the most successful bands on the contemporary bluegrass scene.

The SteelDrivers Unveil "The Muscle Shoals Recordings"

 The Muscle Shoals RecordingsNashville, TN -- 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.

15th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Lineup Announced

Steve EarlBristol, VA/TN -- Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), parent organization of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, revealed a stellar lineup of artists for the 15th annual festival. The 3-day music celebration honoring Bristol’s unique music history as the site of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions will be held September 18 — 20, 2015 in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia.

SteelDrivers to Perform on Song of the Mountains

The SteelDriversMarion, VA -- The SteelDrivers will bring their popular style of bluegrass music to the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia on Saturday, March 1st. The band will tape a one hour concert for the award winning public television concert series Song of the Mountains. This will be the SteelDrivers’ second appearance on the show and this promises to be another great season for the syndicated program which airs across the United States on over 190 public television outlets. The SteelDrivers will be joined at the Song of the Mountains taping by bluegrass artists Dale Ann Bradley, Loose Strings and Close Kin-Our Roots Run Deep.

Jimmy Jam Benefit Tonight on Music City Roots Live-Stream

Jim VanCleveBluegrass music artist Jim VanCleve, founding member of Mountain Heart (fiddle), contracted Dengue Fever from mosquito bites he got from a recent trip to St. Croix back in March. The near fatal experience resulted in Jim being hospitalized for days. Now, he is suffering from the huge medical expenses as a result of that infection. Tonight, Music City Roots will live-stream Jimmy Jam, a live benefit to help Jim and his family with those expenses.

Don't Miss The SteelDrivers Out On "Hammer Down" Tour

The SteelDriversBurlington, MA -- The SteelDrivers, referred to as “a force in bluegrass and beyond” by USA Today, are hitting the road to tour cross-country this summer/fall in support of their new release, Hammer Down (out on Rounder). - They will be performing in major markets including Nashville, TN, Gettysburg, PA, Providence, RI and at popular bluegrass festivals along the way.

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Open for The SteelDrivers in Nashville July 12

Valerie Smity & Liberty PikeValerie says, "Many years ago I worked in an ad agency across the street from 3rd and Lindsley. I use to go there for lunch everyday and visit with the owner, Ron. One day, I decided to ask him if my trio could play some music there! He thought about it, and said, hmm...sure! My group was called 'Fresh Cactus' which to this day, I wander how I came up with such a strange name.

SteelDrivers to Kick Off Bluegrass Undergrounds PBS Season

The SteelDriversThe three time Grammy nominated bluegrass-meets-soul band, The SteelDrivers, return to the stage of the highly acclaimed Bluegrass Underground to help kick off the program's 3rd PBS Season. Filmed at Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, Tennessee, Bluegrass Underground is also a radio show. Recorded live 333 feet below ground, the Volcano Room is one of the most acoustically pure natural spaces on earth. No man-made sound reaches the Volcano Room and the living rock hued amid the eons is jagged and uneven, providing limited echo.

SteelDrivers Enter Billboard's Bluegrass Chart #1

Hammer DownThe three time Grammy nominated bluegrass-meets-soul band, The SteelDrivers' brand new Rounder Records release "Hammer Down" has entered Billboard's Bluegrass Chart at #1. The band celebrated the new cd last week with an SRO performance at the band's musical home, Nashville's The Station Inn. The video for "I'll Be There" also premiered on CMTEdge.com (see below).

The SteelDrivers Put The Hammer Down on Latest Release

The SteelDriversNashville, Tennessee is a nexus – a point where tradition and innovation intersect, where commerce collides with art. It may be the only town around where salaried songwriters and full-time session musicians are as common as accountants and schoolteachers. Music is the product, and the factories line the street, from the swank Music Row mini-high-rises to the low-slung Sylvan Park bungalows. And only Nashville could give birth to a band like the SteelDrivers: a group of seasoned veterans – each distinguished in his or her own right, each valued in the town’s commercial community – who are seizing an opportunity to follow their hearts to their souls’ reward. In doing so, they are braiding their bluegrass music roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling. SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply “an incredible combination.” alt=

SteelDrivers' Hammer Down Gets Great Reviews Prior to Feb 5 Release

Hammer DownThe three time Grammy nominated bluegrass-meets-soul band The SteelDrivers thread the roots of bluegrass music with the distinctive threads of their own design, bringing together country and soul to create their own unapologetic hybrid of new music with the old feeling. Hammer Down, their third release on Rounder Records, is set for release February 5, 2013.

2013 Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival Lineup Announced

Bluegrass Meets Soul - The SteelDrivers on Hammer Down

Hammer DownThe SteelDrivers are back! The three time Grammy nominated bluegrass meets soul band has threaded the roots of bluegrass music with the distinctive threads of their own design, bringing together country and soul to create their own unapologetic hybrid of new music with the old feeling. Hammer Down, their third release on Rounder Records, is set for release February 5, 2013.

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