Steam-powered tunes and songs from the transitional era

between old-time and bluegrass 

"Every once in a while a new band emerges that catches my attention. Not only their great name, but most of all their music which has the power and the glory of the old stuff, the stuff I love to listen to..." 
 Rafe Stefanini

Upcoming Album

Steam Machine is excited to be releasing our first album in spring 2018. Recorded on tape at Creation Audio in Minneapolis, MN live with no overdubs, we look forward to bringing our love for old-time and early bluegrass music to you. 

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Who We Are

AJ Srubas (fiddle), Aaron Tacke (banjo, vocals), and Rina Rossi (guitar, vocals) are old-time and early bluegrass fanatics who love to play and spread their excitement about this music wherever they can. As often as possible, they are joined by the multi-talented Nokosee Fields on bass. In addition to performing, all four are experienced teachers and workshop leaders.