The SteelDrivers play Mountain Stage
Monday, July 7, 2008
– The SteelDrivers will play Mountain Stage on Sunday, July 27. The band mixes bluegrass and country with soulful sounds.
The band will have played an already announced performance on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Friday, July 18.
The SteelDrivers are mandolinist/guitarist/vocalist Mike Henderson, guitarist/vocalist Chris Stapleton, fiddler/vocalist Tammy Rogers, banjo player Richard Bailey and bassist Mike Fleming.
Upcoming tour dates are:
July 17 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Oak Hill, NY
25 Rocky Grass Festival Lyons, CO
26 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Columbus, OH
27 Mountain Stage Charleston, VA
Aug. 2 Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival Hartford, CT
8 Lovett Live Murray, KY
9 Bluegrass in the Park Folk Life Festival Henderson, KY
22 Station Inn Nashville, TN
23 Bluegrass Festival in the Square Corydon, IN
30 Strawberry Music Festival Yosemite, CA
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