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Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Years active2011–present
LabelsSingle Lock Records, Intoxicating Sounds, Names Records, Theory 8 Records, Turbo Time Records
MembersJeremy Fetzer
Spencer Cullum Jr.

Steelism are a Nashville-based instrumental band. A "country twang, jazz, blues, R&B, surf guitar, and Ennio Morricone-like movie soundtrack washed in a 21st century blend,"[1] Steelism is composed of guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel player Spencer Cullum.[2]


Fetzer (from Canton, Ohio) and Cullum (from Essex, England) met while backing up singer Caitlin Rose on a UK tour.[3] They began writing together after discovering a shared interest in classic movie soundtrack composers such as Ennio Morricone and 60s instrumental artists including Booker T. and the M.G.s, The Ventures and Pete Drake.[4] Their debut EP The Intoxicating Sounds of Pedal Steel and Guitar was released in October 2012.[5]

In September 2014, the band released their debut full-length album, 615 to FAME in North America on Single Lock Records. It was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and at Club Roar in Nashville.[6] The Fame Studios sessions were co-produced by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes, who also played on the record.[7][8]

Steelism released a limited edition EP entitled The Drawing Room Vol. 1 in July 2015 on their own label, Intoxicating Sounds.[9] Ism, their second album, was released in June 2017.[10]


  • Ism (Album, 2017, Intoxicating Sounds)
  • The Drawing Room, Volume 1 (EP, 2015, Intoxicating Sounds)
  • "The Informant" / "The Spook" (Single, 2015, Turbo Time Records)
  • 615 to FAME (Album, 2014, Single Lock Records)
  • "China Plate" b/w "Emily", Split single with Andrew Combs (Electric Western, 2013)
  • The Intoxicating Sounds of Pedal Steel & Guitar (EP, 2012, Theory 8)
  • "9 to 5 Jive" / "Lewis & Clark" (Single, 2012, Theory 8)[citation needed]


  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Steelism: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ Gold, Adam (October 10, 2014). "10 New Artists You Need to Know: Fall 2014". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ Hight, Jewly (November 9, 2014). "Revisiting An Era When Pop Didn't Always Have Lyrics". NPR. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ Sliver, Glen Burn (October 10, 2014). "On the Verge: Steelism". Relix. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  5. ^ Fox, Randy. "CHARACTER CONSTRUCTION Steelism is building music for the future on a solid foundation". The East Nashvillean. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  6. ^ Deusner, Steven M. (September 17, 2014). "Steelism's Debut Stretches From Surf to '70s". CMT. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  7. ^ Powers, Ann (February 7, 2014). "First Listen: Steelism, '615 To FAME'". NPR. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  8. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (June 30, 2014). "Steelism on New Album's Influences: 'We Kind of Have Two Sides to What We Do'". Billboard. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  9. ^ Orr, Dacey (August 25, 2015). "Steelism Are Nashville's Biggest 'Studio Nerds' and Its Secret Weapon, Too". Village Voice. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  10. ^ Horowitz, Hal (June 21, 2017). "Stellism: Ism". American Songwriter. Retrieved 23 June 2017.

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