Iron Horse (band)

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This article is about the American bluegrass band. For the Scottish band of the same name, see The Iron Horse (Scottish band).
Iron Horse
Origin Killen, Alabama, United States
Genres Bluegrass, rock
Years active 2000–present
Labels CMH Records
Members Vance Henry
Ricky Rogers
Anthony Richardson
Tony Robertson

Iron Horse is a Bluegrass band from Killen, Alabama, USA. They are known for performing and recording bluegrass cover versions of rock songs, particularly their bluegrass treatments of heavy metal songs popularized by Metallica.[1] The band has two tracks on the tribute album Strummin' with the Devil: The Southern Side of Van Halen, which also features David Lee Roth, among other artists. They have recently been working on self-produced material and in October 2009 released an all original Christmas project called "Small Town Christmas".[2]


  • Vance Henry: guitar, lead & tenor vocals
  • Anthony Richardson: banjo, baritone & bass vocals
  • Ricky Rogers: bassist, baritone & lead vocals
  • Tony Robertson: mandolin, lead & tenor vocals.


Tribute Albums[edit]

  • 2003 - Fade to Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica[3]
  • 2004 - Black and Bluegrass: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath
  • 2004 - Pickin' on Modest Mouse
  • 2005 - Whole Lotta Bluegrass: A Bluegrass Tribute to Led Zeppelin
  • 2006 - Fade to Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica, Vol. 2
  • 2006 - Life, Birth, Blue, Grass: A Bluegrass Tribute to Black Label Society
  • 2006 - Strummin' With The Devil: The Southern Side of Van Halen (Two tracks on a multi-artist compilation)
  • 2007 - The Bluegrass Tribute to The Shins
  • 2007 - Take Me Home: The Bluegrass Tribute to Guns N' Roses
  • 2007 - The Bluegrass Tribute to Classic Rock (Featuring 7 songs by Iron Horse and 7 songs by Corn Bread Red)
  • 2007 - The Bluegrass Tribute to Modest Mouse: Something You've Never Heard Before
  • 2007 - The Gospel According to Hank Williams
  • 2009 - A Boy Named Blue: A Bluegrass Tribute to Goo Goo Dolls
  • 2010 - The Bluegrass Tribute to Kings of Leon
  • 2010 - The Bluegrass Tribute to Kanye West's Heartless (Single)
  • 2017 - Pickin' On Nirvana

Original Material[edit]

  • 2001 - Ridin' Out The Storm
  • 2005 - New Tracks
  • 2009 - Small Town Christmas (New, all original Christmas songs)
  • 2010 - "Reba McEntire" (Single)
  • 2011 - Horse & Pen - Released 2011


  1. ^ Iron Horse – Horse And Pen. Bluegrass Unlimited, 2 September 2011.
  2. ^ IRON HORSE - SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS. Bluegrass Unlimited.
  3. ^ Metallica: Fade To Bluegrass?. Ultimate Guitar.

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