The SteelDrivers are well known for their bluegrass music, and as the band gears up for the release of their new record The Muscle Shoals Recordings on June 2, they’re giving fans a preview of a new track called “Brother John,” which features Jason Isbell and was premiered via Rolling Stone.
Isbell assists on slide guitar and also co-produced the song, which was co-written by the SteelDrivers lead singer Gary Nichols and Barry Billings.
“I think he pushed us a little more,” Nichols told Rolling Stone Country of Isbell’s help on the track. “If you listen to the songs we cut, they’re almost on the edge of ‘slow,’ which with a banjo roll doesn’t always work. He just allowed us to just be the band in the studio, and we kind of let him drive.”