Mixing bluegrass and blues influences in their music – rhythm’n’bluegrass, as they like to call it – is the signtaure sound of The Steeldrivers, whose debut CD is due on Rounder early in 2008.
Their self-titled project features all-original music written within the band, all of them veterans of the music business who now find themselves in Nashville. Richard Bailey is on banjo, Mike Fleming on bass, Mike Henderson on mandolin, Tammy Rogers on fiddle with Chris Stapleton on guitar, and also taking the primary lead vocal spot.
A complete track listing and audio samples from The Steeldrivers can be found on the Rounder web site. The CD will be released on January 29, 2008.
UPDATE: We just heard from Rounder Records, and they tell us the release date has been pushed up to January 15.