"They're a blues, country, bluegrass, swagger band and they are brilliant," praised British superstar Adele about The SteelDrivers who are headlining Sylvester Manor
's upcoming concert. Their music caught the attention of the "Rolling in the Deep" singer in 2011 and she was such a big fan that she added "If It Hadn't Been For Love" to her set list.
This year the Nashville
band will headline the annual bluegrass concert put on by Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, in cooperation with the Shelter Island Town Recreation Department. You can catch the captivating performance at the Shelter Island School on Saturday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Since the release of "The SteelDrivers" in 2008, the band has been nominated for three Grammys, four IBMA awards and the Americana Music Association's New Artist of the Year. They took home the International Bluegrass Music Association's award for Emerging Artist of the Year in 2009. That same year, The 'Drivers were featured on the soundtrack of "Get Low," which starred Robert Duvall
, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray
. The band has also performed on multiple radio and TV shows including NPR
's "Mountain Stage," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien
," and "The Grand Ole Opry."
"I love how this band knows the rules enough to break them now and again," noted Bluegrass legend Tim O'Brien. "They show great taste and invention, using their own musical personalities and the basic building blocks of tradition to express some of the very best in modern bluegrass."
The Shelter Island School is located at 33 North Ferry Road. For more information call 631-749-0626 or visit sylvestermanor.org.
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