The SteelDrivers/The Clay Hess Band (#1711)

Nashville’s own The SteelDrivers and Grammy award winner Clay Hess and his band perform at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville.

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The SteelDrivers, based in Nashville, is made up of music veterans Richard Bailey, Mike Fleming, Gary Nichols, Tammy Rogers and Brett Truitt. The band, which brings together bluegrass, country and soul to create its sound, has been nominated for four IBMA awards and in 2009 won the emerging artist of the year award. In 2011, superstar Adele began performing the SteelDrivers' song "If It Hadn't Been for Love," and four of the band's songs appeared in the 2009 Bill Murray film "Get Low."

Clay Hess entered the national bluegrass scene as a flat-picking guitarist with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, with whom he toured for three years. During this time, they won three IBMA instrumental band of the year awards, and Hess also won a Grammy. Before starting the Clay Hess Band, he played with Sierra Hull and Highway 111.

This program was recorded at: 2012 IBMA Fan Fest