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
roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, blues, 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”
Specializing in a unique mix of what might be called bluegrass soul, the SteelDrivers have become one of
the biggest names in progressive bluegrass after making their debut in 2005. While there’s a strong
traditional streak in the SteelDrivers sound, they bring a passion to their delivery that adds a distinctive
flavor, and they’re not afraid of adding a forceful grit to the music.
The SteelDrivers have been nominated for four Grammys, the Americana Music Association’s New Artist
of the Year and was IBMA’s 2009 Emerging Artist of The Year. In 2015, “The Muscle Shoals Recordings”
won the Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Recording.
The SteelDrivers are:
Richard Bailey (banjo), Tammy Rogers (fiddle) Mike Fleming (bass) Brent Truitt (mandolin) Matt Dame