Steffey is "Here to Stay"
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
– Adam Steffey, a member of The Boxcars, said today he would release a new solo album next month.
"Here to Stay" drops Sept. 23 on Mountain Home. The 12-song disc from Steffey, who also was in Union Station and Mountain Heart, was recorded with Ron Stewart on fiddle, Jason Davis on banjo, Barry Bales on bass and Aaron Ramsey on guitar.
Songs include "Little Liza Jane," "The Space I'm In," written by Eric Gibson and the Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford-penned "The Town That Isn't There."
Steffey was a founding member and performer with the three-time IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year Award-Winning band The Boxcars. This is Steffey's fourth recording as a solo artist.
From the opening notes of "Mountain Man," the first cut of Adam Steffey's "Here To Stay," the message is clear: here's some unapologetic mountain music, with a good dose of modern sensibility. The notes are clear, the lyrics defiant; Steffey is not only "Here To Stay," but here to play.
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