Nashville, Tennessee, the great melting pot of musical tradition, gives birth to a band both original, yet rooted in the best of everything that came before. Five musicians with over 100 combined years of time on the job, come together to form The SteelDrivers, new music with the old feeling.
Richard Bailey - Banjo
Grammy nominated banjo player, Richard Bailey has recorded with such diverse artists as Al Green and George Jones. Featured in the book "Masters of the 5-String Banjo", Richard has performed with Bill Monroe, Roland White, Vassar Clements, Loretta Lynn, Chet Akins, Larry Cordle, Laurie Lewis, Dale Ann Bradley and countless others. He has also recorded with Kenny Rogers, Michael Martin Murphy, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and Ronnie Milsap and has played at Carnegie Hall and on Austin City Limits.
Mike Fleming - Bass/Vocals
Mike Fleming lays down the firm foundation and sings the baritone harmony to round out the SteelDriver's sound. A versatile veteran, Mike has recorded with Holly Dunn, Joy Lynn White and with groundbreaking singer/songwriter David Olney. In addition to traveling the world during stints with Dunn and Kevin Welch, Mike has appeared on Austin City Limits, Nashville Now, Crook and Chase, and too many Grand Ole Opry shows and festivals to count!
Mike Henderson - Mandolin/Vocals
Mike Henderson is a veteran songwriter and award winning musician on the Nashville scene. He has recorded with such artist as Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, Albert King, Hank Williams, jr., Johnny Lang, Peter Rowan, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Sting, Delbert McClinton, Bob Seger, Bo Diddley, Faith Hill, Lucinda Williams, Nitty Gritty Dirt band and many others. Mike's songs have been recorded by a number of acts including the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Rogers, Daryl Worley, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Travis Tritt, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Solomon Burke, Marty Stuart, Gary Allan and Randy Travis.
Tammy Rogers - Fiddle/Vocals
Tammy Rogers has a life spent in music. Growing up in a family bluegrass band that also included banjo great Scott Vestal, Tammy brings a lifetime of instrumental and vocal experience to the SteelDrivers. No stranger to the studio, she has recorded with many top artists, among them: Neil Diamond, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, Bill Anderson, Iris Dement, Randy Scruggs, Patty Loveless, Buddy & Julie Miller, Jim Lauderdale and others. Tammy has toured the world with Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Patty Loveless, Maria McKee and the Dead Reckoners. Her songs have been recorded by Terri Clarke and Frances Black.
Chris Stapleton - Guitar/Vocals
Chris Stapleton is a rising star on the Nashville scene. The Paintsville, Kentucky native whose powerful "sandpaper to silk" voice helps give the SteelDrivers their distinctive sound has recorded with Daryl Worley, Gary Allan, Lee Ann Womack, Trent Wilmon, James Otto and others. As a songwriter, his compositions have been covered by many popular artists including Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn, Julie Roberts, Daryl Worley, Trent Wilmon, Gary Allan, Patty Loveless, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Lee Ann Womack, Montgomery Gentry, and the Lonesome River Band. In addition, Chris recently scored a number one single, "Your Man" by Josh Turner.