Groupe Country US, les SteelDrivers se compose de Richard Bailey, Mike Fleming, Mike Henderson, Tammy Rogers et Chris Stapleton.

Specializing in a unique mix of what might be called bluegrass soul, the SteelDrivers are comprised of a group of veteran Nashville session players including Richard Bailey on banjo, Mike Fleming on bass, Mike Henderson on mandolin, Tammy Rogers on fiddle, and Chris Stapleton on guitar and lead Vocals. It is Stapleton's bluesy, hoarse, and Tom Waits-like singing that really sets the Steel Drivers apart in the often generic contemporary bluegrass genre, where a high and lonesome tenor lead Vocals is typically heard. Stapleton's passionate croaking gives the Steel Drivers an authentic, aged, and rootsy feel. The band quickly became a favorite on the bluegrass festival circuit and released a debut album, simply called The Steel Drivers and consisting of all original compositions, on Rounder Records early in 2008. A second Rounder release, Reckless, appeared in 2010. Before recording their next album, the Steeldrivers went through some major lineup shifts, with Stapleton and Henderson both leaving. They were replaced by Gary Nichols and Brent Truitt, respectively, and their next album, 2013's Hammer Down, couldn't help but sound different. Nichols proved to be a fine replacement, though, and the band kept rolling along. The SteelDrivers dug deeper into their soulful side on 2015's The Muscle Shoals Recordings, recorded in the Alabama town where some of the biggest and best R&B hits of the '60s and '70s were cut. The album also featured singer and songwriter Jason Isbell on two songs.

Talents : Richard Bailey : Banjo - Mike Fleming : Bass - Mike Henderson : Mandolin - Tammy Rogers : Fiddle - Chis Stapleton : Guitar, Lead Vocals

Style musical : Americana, Traditional Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Contemporary Bluegrass

Years in activity :

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Direct From Nashville, Tennessee - Recorded Live : 11/8/2006 - East Kentucky Home / Through The Window Pane / To Be With You Again / Higher Than The Wall / That Train Don't Stop Here Anymore / If It Hadn't Been For Love / Midnight Train To Memphis / Peacemaker / Heaven Sent / Drinkin' Dark Whiskey / You Put The Hurt On Me / Whiplash

01/2008 CD ROUNDER 11661-0598-2 (US) THE STEELDRIVERS - Blue Side Of The Mountain / Drinkin' Dark Whiskey / Midnight Train To Memphis / Midnight Tears / If You Can't Be Good, Be Gone / If It Hadn't Been For Love / Hear The Willow Cry / Sticks That Made Thunder / East Kentucky Home / To Be With You Again / Heaven Sent
09/2010 CD ROUNDER 11661-0624-2 (US) RECKLESS - The Reckless Side Of Me / Good Corn Liquor / Where Rainbows Never Die / The Price / Can You Run / Peacemaker / You Put The Hurt On Me / Midnight On The Mountain / Guitars, Whiskey, Guns And Knives / Angel Of The Night / Higher Than The Wall / Ghosts Of Mississippi
02/2013 CD ROUNDER 11661-9122-2 (US)

Hammer Down - Shallow Grave / How Long Have I Been Your Fool / When You Don't Come Home / I'll Be There / Burnin' The Woodshed Down / Wearin' A Hole / Lonesome Goodbye / Hell On Wheels / Cry No Mississippi / When I'm Gone

06/2015 CD ROUNDER 6191802 (US) The Muscle Shoals Recordings - Long Way Down / Drinkiní Alone / Ashes Of Yesterday / Day Before Temptation / Here She Goes / California Chainshaw / Hanginí Around / Brother John / Six Feet Away / Too Much / River Runs Red

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