Grammy award winning band, The SteelDrivers, will perform at Walker Theatre in Chattanooga on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 as part of their Bonafide U.S. Tour. Show time is 7:30 p.m.
From Modesto, Ca. to Roanoke, Va. the band will bring their bluegrass sound to fans all over the country. The tour coincidentally comes as The SteelDrivers celebrate 10 years since their first recording project. Tickets are available here.
Review of The SteelDrivers:
Throughout their decade long career -- one that encompasses four highly acclaimed albums -- it's ultimately always been about the music. "Our dedication and determination remain intact," says singer, songwriter and fiddler Tammy Rogers. "I liken us to what the Rolling Stones would sound like if they played banjos, fiddles and mandolins -- it's that rock-n-roll edge played on traditional instruments and our shows continue to reflect that high-level energy and fun."
It's a sound The Tennessean once described as "gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs." The Philadelphia Inquirer put it even more succinctly, "You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville's SteelDrivers have bushels of it."
Part of their lure is the freedom each musician gets to express themselves without any reservation, even as the group maintains their signature sound. Rogers is widely recognized as one of the most versatile and expressive fiddlers on the scene today. Brent Truitt and Richard Bailey are certified string benders who take their respective instruments to new levels of expertise. Newest member and Kentucky native Kelvin Damrell's vocals and fretwork add a fresh voice to the mix, while Fleming continues to anchor it all with rock solid rhythm and a firm foundation.
The first-ever vinyl release of the critically acclaimed sophomore album from The SteelDrivers, was Reckless. Picking up where the band’s eponymous debut leaves off, Reckless (first released in 2010) is the Nashville group’s last album with singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton at the helm, who left the band later that same year to pursue his solo career.
The world-class musicians released their fourth Rounder Records project The Muscle Shoals Recordings in 2015. The album reached #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and received a Grammy award for "Best Bluegrass Album." Last year, The SteelDrivers re-released their 2008 self-titled debut album on vinyl. It is available here. Their devoted "SteelHeads" can look forward to new music in 2019.