Let me say thank you for taking time to visit my website and I hope that you'll take a minute to look around. I'll be updating everything as often as I can and I hope that you enjoy your time here.
The Boxcars Get Grammy Nomination!! on December 10, 2013
I am so excited to announce that the latest album from The Boxcars, "It's Just A Road", has been nominated for a Grammy Award!! The ceremony will be held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26th, 2014 and we are all excited to be going to this prestigious event. It is a huge honor and we thank our fans for all of your undying support and enthusiasm throughout all that we do.
IBMA Mandolin Player Of The Year on October 04, 2013
I want to take a minute to thank everyone for the kind words and thoughts on the IBMA Awards. Winning the IBMA Mandolin Player Of The Year was a surprise and I am so grateful and humbled to receive this award! Also, The Boxcars won our third Instrumental Group Of The Year Award, and for that we are all sincerely thankful to all our fans and friends.
It is my hope that I can always represent bluegrass music in a positive and professional manner and further this music through my playing. All the best to each of you and I look forward to seeing many of you out on the bluegrass trail!
New Primitive Now Available!!! on June 17, 2013
My new solo project entitled New Primitive is now available for order. Click on over to the store and order your copy today!! Thanks for looking and I hope to see you at a live performance soon!!
New Primitive Available on June 13, 2013
Hey Everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I will have my new solo project "New Primitive" available here on the website in the next few days, so if you would like to order it directly through me I'll be happy to get it out to you!
I'm excited for you to hear the new material and thanks to everyone who has been inquiring about it since I began production back in the WInter. It's finally here and I couldn't be happier with the way it all turned out. Check back here soon for ordering details.
All The Best!!!
NEW YEAR and NEW MUSIC!! on January 07, 2013
Hello everyone and welcome to 2013!! I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and that this year is the best ever for all of you. The new recording project by The Boxcars is nearly finished and we should have it available by early Spring. Check back here periodically or at www.theboxcars.com and we'll let you know as soon as it's available.
Also, I am going to be heading into the studio in early February to start work on another solo project. With this new solo recording, I'm going to explore some old-time influences that have really intrigued me over the past few years. There will be some really special guests on there that I will tell you more about in the near future. I'm excited to get in, get started on it, and look forward to posting some pictures and more information!! Stay tuned .....
Everyone take care, and (as always) feel free to contact me with any questions. Also, I have some slots still available for SKYPE lessons if you might be interested. You can contact me via the SKYPE tab here on the site or the 'contact' tab.
Take care and check back often!!!!
Mandolin Symposium 2013 on December 10, 2012
Hello Everyone! It has just been confirmed that I will be one of the instructors at The Mandolin Symposium 2013 in Santa Cruz, CA. It is an honor to be asked to be a part of this wonderful week of music and fellowship with some of the best players in the world. David Grisman and Mike Marshall host this yearly gathering devoted to the mandolin and helping players through quality instruction, history, concerts, and much more.
Having been a part of this terrific event before, I can honestly say that it is one of the premier music camps in the world. If you've ever considered taking time to attend a camp to study the mandolin, this is THE one to seriously consider! The entire staff is committed to helping you and the instruction is just outstanding. You will be surrounded by other mandolinists that are just as devoted to this wonderful instrument as you are.
It is a real honor to be included as one of the instructors for 2013 and I look forward to being in Santa Cruz next June. You can get all the information about the Symposium at www.mandolinsymposium.com
I hope to see you there!!
New Boxcars Recording About To Begin / Thank You!! on December 06, 2012
I just wanted to drop a note and let everyone know that The Boxcars are going to be heading into the studio to begin work on our next project later this month. We are hoping to have it ready for release in early 2013, so keep checking back here, or at www.theboxcars.com for updates and pictures. Also, I want to thank everyone that has written to me via this new website with your kind words. It's always good to hear from you and as always, feel free to upload pictures or contact me anytime you might have a question.
Also, thanks to everyone that has signed up for a mandolin lesson / lessons via SKYPE. If you'd like to get together, just drop me a note via the SKYPE tab here on the site and I can answer any questions that you might have. It would be my pleasure to help you in any way that I can.
Everyone have a great weekend and remember - Santa Claus is coming to town!!!
SKYPE LESSONS on November 28, 2012
I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me if you would like to get together via SKYPE and work together on your mandolin journey. It would be my pleasure to help you out in any way that I can. You can contact me via the SKYPE Lesson link here on this site and we can set up a time and date that is convenient for you and dive in! I'm happy to work with folks of all skill levels - beginner to advanced.
Thanks again for visiting adamsteffey.com and I hope that you will feel free to contact me with any questions that you might have.
Adam Steffey is surely one of the most recorded mandolinists over the past 15 years or more. He is a 5 time Grammy Winner and has been voted Mandolin Player Of The Year an unprecedented 10 times by the International Bluegrass Music Association. He is an adjunct faculty member at East Tennessee State University as a mandolin instructor in the 'Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Department' and has been an instructor at a variety of workshops and camps - including the famed Mandolin Symposium held each year in California.
He has been a member of some very influential acts including Alison Krauss, The Isaacs, and Mountain Heart. Adam is currently a member of The Boxcars (www.theboxcars.com) who were recognized as the 'Emerging Artist Of The Year' in 2011 and have been awarded 'Instrumental Group Of The Year' in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
He is also in demand as a session musician having recorded and/or performed with such artists as Alison Krauss, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Dolly Parton, The Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Bill Frisell, Susan Ashton, Rhonda Vincent, Dan Tyminski, Ronnie Bowman, Jim Mills, Dale Ann Bradley, The Lonesome River Band, The Isaacs, Mountain Heart, Jim Mills, The Cox Family, John Bowman, and many, many more.