Release of SteelDrivers' MUSCLE SHOALS RECORDINGS is Here!

Image635701124291287756Fresh off their appearance at the CMA Music Fest in Nashville, innovative, soulful bluegrass band the SteelDrivers are celebrating the release of their acclaimed new album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, with a series of live hometown events in Nashville and Florence, Alabama this week.

On Wednesday, June 17, they head to Florence, Alabama, the home of singer-guitarist Gary Nichols, for an intimate live show at 116 E. Mobile Street.

The venue, which is run by the owners of Single Lock Records (Will Trapp, Ben Tanner, and John Paul White), has quickly earned a reputation for being among the best places to see live music in the region. Prior to the show, at 6:00 PM, the band will host a meet and greet at Billy Reid, next door to the venue.

The band’s recent tour dates have wowed critics, who praise the band’s “gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs” (Juli Thanki, Tennessean). Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, AD Amorosi declared “You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville's SteelDrivers have bushels of it.”

Early reviews of the album are equally effusive. Country Standard Time’s Donald Teplyske writes “the group has embraced its uniqueness: The SteelDrivers have established soulgrass as their own little niche,” and goes on to say “The Muscle Shoals Recordings continues the band's string of superior bluegrass recordings.” Jeff Simon of the Buffalo News says “it’s not all that long a way from Nashville to Muscle Shoals – not geographically or musically either. The trip was worth making.” All Music’s Mark Deming calls it “music played with soul, heart, honesty, and skill…the music speaks for itself, and what it says is eloquent and deeply pleasing.”

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