The Steel Woods Bring Some Introspection To ‘On Your Time’

[Cover photo credit to Cole Creasey]

Southern Rock band The Steel Woods have announced their fourth studio album, On Your Time, and have released the first single, “If Not For The Rain. It has been two years since they released All of Your Stones, and the new collection may be a little more “calm and introspective.”

The band, who’s shared stages with Cody Jinks, Cody Johnson and Miranda Lambert as well as appearing on festival stages nationwide, have announced an extensive U.S. tour to support the upcoming album, which arrives on October 6, 2023.

With On Your Time, the band embarks on a “poignant and emotional journey loosely following the trajectory of Uncle Lloyd, a charming but dissolute character” who was first introduced on The Woods’ debut album, 2017’s Straw in the Wind.

This album also serves as a tribute to their late co-founder, Jason “Rowdy” Cope, who passed away just before the release of their third album, All of Your Stones. Led by Wes Bayliss, the band’s guitarist, lead vocalist and co-founder, The Steel Woods have created a record that reflects their “resilience, growth and unwavering spirit.”

Bayliss explains what “If Not For The Rain” means to the band:

This is a song I wrote with Taylor McCall in between recording sessions for this record. It was the first time I’ve ever written with him. As a band, we have seen our fair share of stormy weather and now have a new-found perspective and appreciation for the journey ahead.

The band will be playing a handful of festivals including: Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Night in the Country, Caveman Music Festival and Rebels and Renegades.

Joining the band on tour are Brent Cobb (Co-Headline), Zach Top, Erin Viancourt, Bones Owens, Them Dirty Roses, Olivia Wolf, Danno Simpson and Will Jones.

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