How does a band survive when its founder leaves — and their lead vocalist moves on? The SteelDrivers demonstrate their resilience as a band with Hammer Down, their latest album with their current lineup. Bass player, Mike Fleming, shares his own musical path to bluegrass, shaped by The Beatles and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the influences of the other band members that keep The SteelDrivers on the edges of their genre and bring in audiences who otherwise do not care for bluegrass — even attracting such notable fans as Adele.
- SteelDrivers Hammer Down or on iTunes.
- Dead Reckoners A Night of Reckoning or on iTunes
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band or on iTunes
- Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris Real Live Roadrunning (with DVD) or on iTunes
- Mike Henderson & The Bluebloods Mike Henderson or on iTunes
- Simon & Garfunkel Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. or on iTunes.
- Kevin Welch A Patch of Blue Sky or on iTunes.
- Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Life Goes On or on iTunes.
- Gary Nichols & John Paul White (of The Civil Wars) co-wrote a song on this album and for many other country artists, continuing that Muscle Shoals connection. Look for some upcoming connections with White in other Country Fried Rock radio shows.
Download here or on iTunes.