Nashville, TN — Without a list or a plan, Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon met in the studio and created a new album in less than four days. The Boxcars walked out of that studio with twelve dynamic tracks executed with the characteristic emotion, precision, and cleverness that fans have come to expect from The Boxcars.
The reigning IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year releases IT’S JUST A ROAD, displaying the band’s versatility with a variety of elements that include Swing, Old Time, Gospel and quite possibly the finest Bluegrass heard anywhere.
The band is comprised of five players who could individually play with anyone they wish, but they choose The Boxcars. It’s rock solid, masterful, delicious Bluegrass; rooted in tradition and flavored with contemporary finesse.
“There’s no grand scheme,” says Adam Steffey, “We’re just five guys who play what we like. There’s not a lot of fanfare. After all, what’s wrong with just playing Bluegrass?”
From the classic Carter Family’s “Coal Miner’s Blues,” to the modal sound of the Gospel song “When Sorrows Encompass Me Around,” to the original tracks from banjoist Ron Stewart and guitarist/singer Keith Garrett, this third release from The Boxcars is a pleasing collection, brimming with outstanding musicianship and harmony.
It’s Just a Road continues The Boxcars’ unbroken streak of releases that could surely serve as tutorials on how this music should be played.
This is the 3rd album from The Boxcars, who were previously honored as the 2011 IBMA Emerging Artist and Instrumental Group of the Year. Earlier releases were ALL IN and the band’s debut self-titled project.
It’s Just a Road releases Tuesday, April 30, 2013.