New American Drive album on the way

The newly-reorganized American Drive is headed for the studio this weekend to start work on their sophomore CD. A debut single is expected in February, with a full CD to be released later this year.

In the meantime, the band has shared this video compilation showcasing their new sound with Adam McIntosh on guitar and vocals, and Shayne Bartley on banjo. Sounds like solid mainstream bluegrass to me.


Dwight McCall is on mandolin/vocals, Matt Despain on reso-guitar/vocals, and Kyle Perkins on bass.

You can follow American Drive online.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Mark Byrum

    They sound good with the new lineup. I hope to be able to see them at Shepherdsville Music Barn in April. It’s a great place to see a Bluegrass show. It is about 29 minutes south of Louisville, KY – the Bluegrass State.

  • Hap Wichryk

    Dwight McCall should assemble his own band.
    He has too much talent to prop up the rest of these guys.
    Seems like many folks today base their support of a band on individual personality and likeability, ignoring talent and capacity for “working” the band sound.IMO your mileage may vary.

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