When: Thu., May 2 2013
old time/Appalachian roots/bluegrass/folk, 9 p.m.
Since forming in 2012, the Steel Rollers have been winning converts to their mix of contemporary and traditional string music. The band — Ryan Morris (banjo, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Dallas Baker (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Brad Poplin (upright, vocals), Chris Williams (dobro, guitar), and Jonathan DePriest (violin, cello) — recently wrapped up their 2013 album, Right on Track. Produced by Plowground Studios’ Jim Donnelly, the album blends the best of the Allmans and the Grateful Dead with a touch of Bob Marley and plenty o’ grass. They’ll be promoting the album with a Thursday CD release show at the Pour House. You can also catch them headlining Snapper Jack’s on Folly. They’re hoping to make it to the festival circuit, or as Baker says, “We’re in this as far as it will take us.” —Davin Turkewitz THURSDAY
Price: $5/advance, $7/door