The Boxcars React to Grammy® Nomination
IT’S JUST A ROAD: Grammy® Contender for Best Bluegrass Album
Nashville, TN — The reigning IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year adds yet another honor to its growing list of accolades. The Boxcars (www.theboxcars.com) have received a Grammy® nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for It’s Just A Road.
Less than four years ago, five artists with impeccable musical pedigrees and a passion for “just playing good bluegrass” came together to form The Boxcars. Although the members have winced at the term, the band has been often called a “supergroup” for the storied careers of its members: Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon. Still, the artists welcome each honor with characteristic humility.
“To say I am surprised about our nomination would be an extreme understatement,” says mandolin virtuoso Adam Steffey. “This is something that you can only dream will happen one day, and here it is – a Grammy® nomination. This project is one that we are all particularly happy about and to get this kind of recognition is so inspiring for us as a band. We love what we do and love recording and playing live and hope that we can make a lot more music before we’re through!”
It’s Just A Road displays the band’s versatility with a variety of elements that include Swing, Old Time, Gospel and quite possibly the finest Bluegrass heard anywhere. The album showcases the musical prowess of this phenomenal band with twelve dynamic tracks executed with the emotion, precision and cleverness that define The Boxcars, five artists who simply love to play and play together.
“It’s such an honor to get to play and sing with such a great group of guys,” says guitarist and singer Keith Garrett. “It’s Just a Road exemplifies how serious everyone in the band is about our craft. From writing, song selection, and arranging to performing, engineering and mixing, I think it’s obvious that each member did his best to make this a memorable project. ”
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards® will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will broadcast on CBS on January 26, 2014.