New single from Republik Steele

Dave Adkins & Republik Steele, recent Rural Rhythm signees, are celebrating the new label association with a single from their upcoming album, That’s Just The Way I Roll, produced by Steve Gulley. It is expected early in the new year.

The band hails from Eastern Kentucky, and plays and sings bluegrass in the hardscrabble style so often associated with the blue collar, coal mining communities that dot the landscape in this part of the country. Republik Steele is a respelled tribute to the workers and their families for one of the area’s large mining companies, Republic Steel, where several band members’ fathers and grandfathers had earned their living.

Adkins is the lead singer and guitarist, with Kenny O’Quinn on mandolin, Danny Ray on bass, Wesley Wolfe on guitar, and Matt Cruby on banjo.

Rural Rhythm has chosen the title cut for the single, a new song written by Steve Gulley, Terry Herd and Tim Stafford. It is available to radio from the label, and for download purchase through Rural Rhythm’s Facebook store.

Here’s video of a live performance of the song.


Find out more about Dave Adkins & Republik Steele online.

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