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The SteelDrivers w/ Troubadour Blue

Friday April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$30.00 – $35.00


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What began as a casual jam session over a decade ago has become one of today’s leaders in the Americana/Bluegrass music world.

The venerable Rounder Records immediately signed the band and released their eponymous debut in 2008 that scored their first GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group w/ Vocal for the song Blue Side Of The Mountain. Again in 2010, the group’s sophomore effort “Reckless”, received two more nods for Best Bluegrass Album and Best Country Performance by a Duo of Group with Vocal, courtesy of the universally popular hit Where Rainbows Never Die.

The group’s star continued to rise with the release “Hammer Down” that debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts. Their accomplishments continued with the highly anticipated 2015 “The Muscle Shoals Recordings” that also won a GRAMMY for Best Bluegrass Album, as well as three IBMA nominations for Album, Song, Songwriter (Tammy Rogers) and Liner Notes (Peter Cooper) of the Year honors.

In 2018 the group made Grand Ole Opry history as the quintet was joined by superstars John Prine and Bill Murray on the revered stage to perform.  Other accolades include a cameo in the Murray flick “Get Low,” music placement in various TV and movies including the popular drama “Yellowstone,” and specially recordings with the military group Six String Soldiers.

In 2020, Tammy Rogers, Michael Fleming, Richard Bailey, Brent Truitt and Kelvin Damrell (his first project as lead vocals) released the chart-topping “Bad For You” to both industry and media aplomb.

2021 brought the latest member on board, lead singer Matt Dame.

The quintet tours an average of 75 dates annually while continuing to bring world-class music to people.




Troubadour Blue blends evocative songwriting and compelling musical arrangements, daring you not to feel something when listening to their melodies.

The innovative trio is composed of siblings, Brenna and Eli Wheeler and Daniel Kim Ethridge. While Brenna and Eli are Nashville natives, Daniel hails from Austin, TX by way of Los Angeles, CA. Daniel and Brenna first collaborated during their time at Belmont University in Nashville and several years later Eli found his way into the mix. Together, the three transport listeners into the stories of their songs with captivating three part harmonies and various string instruments.

The idea of Troubadour Blue was sparked during the summer of 2019 when Daniel and Brenna, who met during their time in the Belmont Bluegrass Ensemble in 2015, found themselves in the world of Nashville’s “hired guns” and desired a project where they possessed full creative control. Covid-19 became the world’s reality just as the group emerged from the studio with the intention of releasing melodies Fall of 2020. Though their timeline seemed perpetually pushed back, it eventually opened the door for Eli, Brenna’s younger brother, to join the group upon graduating from Elon University and sequentially rounding out the trio’s sound.

Marrying the motifs of modern bluegrass with the poeticism found in Nashville’s songwriting scene, Troubadour Blue’s focus is on creating songs that tip their hat to classic country writing while incorporating modern influences. With Daniel on guitar, Brenna on fiddle, and Eli on acoustic guitar and banjo, the trio’s blended vocals emphasize the importance of harmony while showcasing their unique voices.

Due to crowd demand, the trio recorded and released Troubadour Blue Live during the summer of 2022. The track list consists of original songs: Loved Me, Other Woman, I Don’t Believe You Yet, Out Of Love, Drinkin’s Good, and They Both Know. Writers include Troubadour Blue as well as Natascha Myers, William Stone, Emily Landis, Alyssa Micaela, and Quentin Flowers. Troubadour Blue is set to release their studio album in late 2022 with collaboration from Tammy Rogers King of the Grammy-award-winning Bluegrass band, The Steeldrivers, as producer and Mitch Furr as engineer.


Friday April 5
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$30.00 – $35.00
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Heartwood Soundstage
619 South Main St.
Gainesville, FL 32601
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352 448 4849


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Food Options
Bingo Deli, Humble Pie
Doors / Show
7pm Doors / 8pm Doors