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Don't Miss The SteelDrivers Out On "Hammer Down" Tour

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The SteelDriversBurlington, MA -- The SteelDrivers, referred to as “a force in bluegrass and beyond” by USA Today, are hitting the road to tour cross-country this summer/fall in support of their new release, Hammer Down (out on Rounder). - They will be performing in major markets including Nashville, TN, Gettysburg, PA, Providence, RI and at popular bluegrass festivals along the way.

Their new album Hammer Down, their third release on Rounder Records, is a refreshing reminder of the timeless power of string band music. Produced by Luke Wooton, Hammer Down is a collection of 10 new tunes from original members Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson, as well as Tammy Rogers and Gary Nichols. The set also includes the songs “I’ll Be There” and “Cry No Mississippi” that Nichols co-wrote with John Paul White – one-half of the band The Civil Wars.

The SteelDrivers' brand of bluegrass is intense, dark, poetic, and inescapably human. It has been described as "a refreshing reminder of the timeless power of string band music, and is captured perfectly on the new Hammer Down. The songs have the same edginess and the same stunning harmonies carrying on The SteelDrivers' own tradition of bluegrass, without missing a beat!"

Hammer DownSince their first release in 2008, The SteelDrivers have been nominated for three Grammys®, four IBMA awards and the Americana Music Association’s New Artist of the Year. They were presented the International Bluegrass Music Association’s award for Emerging Artist of the Year in 2009. In 2011 the English pop star Adele began performing the SteelDriver song “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” in her live performances. Her opinion of The SteelDrivers is: “They’re a blues, country, bluegrass, swagger band and they are brilliant.” They have been invited to perform on numerous radio and TV shows ranging from The Grand Ole Opry to NPR’s Mountain Stage to the Conan O’Brien show.

The SteelDrivers are banjo player Richard Bailey, bass/vocalist Mike Fleming, guitar/vocalist Gary Nichols, fiddler/vocalist Tammy Rogers and mandolinist Brent Truitt.

The SteelDrivers Tour Dates:

  • Jul 27-28 - Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival - Stevenson, WA
  • Aug 3 - Blue Bear Mt. Festival - Todd, NC
  • Aug 9 - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville, TN
  • Aug 14 - Music City Roots - Nashville, TN
  • Aug 16 - St. Clair Park Amphitheater - Greensburg, PA
  • Aug 17 - Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - Gettysburg, PA
  • Aug 23 - Station Inn - Nashville, TN
  • Aug 30 - Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special - Brunswick, ME
  • Aug 31 - The Spot - Providence, RI
  • Sep 6 - The Down Home - Johnson City, TN
  • Sep 7 - Pickin in the Panhandle - Inwood, WV
  • Sep 8 - The Down Home - Johnson City, TN
  • Sep 20 - Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival - Morehead, KY
  • Sep 21 - Rustle Hill Winery - Cobden, IL
  • Sep 27 - Wide Open Bluegrass Festival - Raleigh, NC
  • Sep 28 - The Don Gibson Theatre - Shelby, NC
  • Oct 26 - Hopkins Center for the Arts - Hopkins, MN

Aug 16 - St. Clair Park Amphitheater - Greensburg, PA

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