Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
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Show Time : 7:00 PM
They say the only thing consistent about change is…well, that it changes. Whether through design or destiny, that’s a precept the SteelDrivers know all too well. Throughout their career, the band has demonstrated the ability to adapt to change with unwavering persistence. As a band that’s centered on song writing but also happens to have a bluegrass background, the result is a lingering legacy defined by quality and consistency. Described as what The Rolling Stones would sound like if they played banjos, fiddles, and mandolins, it’s that rock-n-roll edge played on traditional instruments. They released their eponymous debut album at the beginning of 2008, garnering a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for one of the songs in that set, “Blue Side of the Mountain.” That honor was followed two years later, when they received two more nominations for Reckless, their sophomore effort, including one for Best Bluegrass Album and another for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals courtesy of its song “Where Rainbows Never Die.” 2012‘s Hammer Down subsequently climbed all the way up to number one on the Billboard Bluegrass charts, their highest placement yet. The SteelDrivers‘ highly acclaimed fourth album, 2015‘s The Muscle Shoals Recording (featuring guest contributions from Nichols’ onetime bandmate Jason Isbell), garnered the group that long elusive GRAMMY win with a notable nod for Best Bluegrass Album.