OPAS Presents Grammy Award Winners The Steeldrivers

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Grammy award-winning band, The SteelDrivers, will perform at Rudder Theatre at Texas A&M University on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30pm. They will perform as part of the Opera and Performing Arts Society Intimate Gatherings series, sponsored by Sterling Auto Group and Allstate Exclusive Agent, Jackie Voss.

Only Nashville could give birth to a band like The SteelDrivers: a talented group of seasoned musicians – each distinguished in his or her own right. The group’s bluegrass roots combine with country and soul influences to create a refreshing, decidedly contemporary sound. This is new music with an old feeling. The SteelDrivers fan, Vince Gill, describes the band’s fusion as simply as “an incredible combination.”

The innovative, soulful bluegrass band The SteelDrivers released their fourth Rounder Records The Muscle Shoals Recordings in 2015. The album reached number one on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and received a Grammy award for “Best Bluegrass Album.” Earlier this year, The SteelDrivers re-released their 2008 self-titled debut album on vinyl.

The band includes banjo player Richard Bailey, bass/vocalist Mike Fleming, fiddle/vocalist Tammy Rogers, and mandolin player Brent Truitt.

The band’s recent tour dates have wowed critics, including Juli Thanki from the Tennessean, who praise the band’s “gutsy, gritty, bluegrass songs.” 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.”

Tickets range from $35-$48 with special ticket prices for students. Contact the MSC Box Office at (979) 845-1234 or purchase online at www.MSCOPAS.org.