11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Spirited fiddle licks, drawled harmonies, brisk banjo plucking providing their twangy songs with momentum: It's fair to say that Nashville crew The SteelDrivers are anchored to tradition. What sets them apart from the throwback-bluegrass pack, however, is frontman Chris Stapleton’s formidable voice. On the band’s debut, his gravel-scarred delivery adds depth to tracks like the chugging lament “If It Hadn’t Been for Love,” while his sustained howl injects rock ’n’ roll fury into “Midnight Train to Memphis.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Spirited fiddle licks, drawled harmonies, brisk banjo plucking providing their twangy songs with momentum: It's fair to say that Nashville crew The SteelDrivers are anchored to tradition. What sets them apart from the throwback-bluegrass pack, however, is frontman Chris Stapleton’s formidable voice. On the band’s debut, his gravel-scarred delivery adds depth to tracks like the chugging lament “If It Hadn’t Been for Love,” while his sustained howl injects rock ’n’ roll fury into “Midnight Train to Memphis.”

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