Iron Horse (band)

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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, US. 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 and tenor vocals
  • Anthony Richardson: banjo, baritone and bass vocals
  • Ricky Rogers: bassist, baritone and lead vocals
  • Tony Robertson: mandolin, lead and tenor vocals
  • Donnie Carpenter: fiddle


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


  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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