ORNL FCU Summer Sessions – 10/23 – The Steeldrivers / Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Support for WDVX comes from ORNL Federal Credit Union presenting the Summer Sessions. Bring your lawn chairs and join WDVX at Bissell Park in Oak Ridge for the Summer Sessions October 23 at 6pm for Real, Live Music from The Steeldrivers and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper! The Summer Sessions are free with festival seating.
The Steeldrivers. Richard Bailey (banjo), Tammy Rogers (fiddle), Mike Fleming (bass) and Brent Truitt (mandolin) have been musical colleagues and friends for more than three decades, which is to say nearly all of their adult lives. They were bringing their instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills to various bands, ad hoc gigs, picking parties and recording sessions long before The Steeldrivers first came together. That happened in 2005 when Nashville veteran Mike Henderson and Stapleton, a young gun on Music Row, had co-written a batch of songs that felt right for bluegrass instrumentation. Some casual get-togethers with Bailey, Fleming and Rogers led to a run of shows, a deal with historic Rounder Records and critical acclaim.