There are at least a few different categories of bluegrass band leader personalities. All have their good and bad points. There can be a wide range too, from the Benito Mussolini school of management, to the style of the touchy-feely “team coordinator” of a local […]
Tag: The Steeldrivers
The Steeldrivers have a released a music video for Long Way Down, the opening track from The Muscle Shoals Recordings, their latest album on Rounder. It showcases more of their trademark blues-grass sound, featuring Gary Nichols’ slippery vocals with grassy accompaniment.
When Chris Stapleton left the SteelDrivers a few years back, I was skeptical that the band could recapture the magic with someone else in front of the microphone. His let-it-all-hang-out style defined the band and made its recordings instantly recognizable. So let me say this […]
Rounder Records has created a lyric video for one of the songs on The Muscle Shoals Recording, their upcoming album from The Steeldrivers. It’s a song written by fiddler and vocalist Tammy Rogers, and sung by guitarist Gary Nichols, reflecting on the somber fact of death […]
Rounder Records has released a first single from The Muscle Shoals Recording by The Steeldrivers. It’s a new song from guitarist/vocalist Gary Nichols, Brother John, which includes an acoustic slide guitar solo from Jason Isbell, country rock singer/songwriter and Nichols’ childhood friend who co-produced the track. […]
It’s not often that we find bluegrass content on Fox’s American Idol program. But last night’s (3/26) episode found contestant C.J. Harris singing an understated, acoustic version of If It Hadn’t Been Love, written by Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson of The Steeldrivers, who had originally […]
Another new music video from Rounder finds The Steeldrivers a drinkin’ and a dancin’ at Nashville’s Station Inn. The video is for Wearin’ A Hole from their current Hammer Down CD. Steeldrivers bassist Mike Henderson wrote the song, and if you watch closely, you may […]