The SteelDrivers

steeldriversThe SteelDrivers who will be making their first Wintergrass appearance in 2009 are going to perform on The Conan O’brien Show July 18 2008  . The SteelDrivers were formed by some veteran Nashville session players who wanted to play some bluegrass. Their self titled  debut release “The Steeldrivers”  was released in January 2008 on Rounder and they have recieved rave reviews from critics,their peers  and fans. The album features 11 originals.

These musicians together play a style of hard driving soulful bluegrass. This bands members have songs recorded and have played themselves with musicians in all genres of music. Their bluegrass credentials include playing or writing songs for  Vassar Clements, Roland White,The Lonesome River Band, Larry Cordle, Laurie Lewis, Dale Ann Bradley,Peter Rowan,Marty Stuart,Dusty Miller,Iris Dement,Randy Scruggs and Jim Lauderdale.

Check out their website for more info on this band.

Richard Bailey on banjo, Mike Fleming on bass, Mike Henderson on mandolin, Tammy Rogers on fiddle, and Chris Stapleton on guitar and lead vocals.