Music, Star Series


The Steeldrivers

With special guest Granville Automatic

  • Fri, May 6 at 8:00pm
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    Bad For You, the chart-topping fifth album from Nashville’s hard-edged bluegrass band The Steeldrivers, arrived after a period of triumph and adaptation. The band’s 2015 release, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, won the GRAMMYÒ award for “Best Bluegrass Album.”  In bluegrass and acoustic music circles, respect for this Nashville quintet is so strong that the win seemed somehow inevitable, like a box being checked off. For the band though, as well as its passionate audience of Steelheads, it was a much bigger deal. The GRAMMYÒ validated the vision and collective striving of a string band with a rock and soul heart. Industry recognition and better bookings followed.

    “It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since our first album,” Rogers muses. “And yet, even with all the change and transition, we still have the same joy and enthusiasm that we did in the beginning. Even as the trajectory changes, the story continues to unfold.”