On the heels of the tragic passing of their co-founder and guitarist, Jason “Rowdy Cope,” The Steel Woods are gearing up to release their third studio album in his honor.
Cope passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on January 16th at the young age of 42, the cause is still to be determined. The surviving members of the band, along with Cope’s family, made the difficult decision to release this album, because they knew that’s exactly what Cope would’ve wanted.
Titled, All Of Your Stones, it will serve as a tribute to their late friend, guitarist, and co-founder of the group.
Featuring a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover with Ashley Monroe, as well as a songwriting credit from Jamey Johnson on the title track, it’s a fitting send off as the spirit of Cope will echo throughout.
“All Of Your Stones will serve as a tribute to the heart, soul, love and vision Jason “Rowdy” Cope put into The Steel Woods. The album is unquestionably his magnum opus.
While The Steel Woods will work hard move forward, Cope and his bandmates have never shined brighter than on this final document of this chapter of The Steel Woods.”
All Of Your Stones is set to drop on May 14th.
By Brady Cox, Whiskey Riff: https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2021/03/04/the-steel-woods-announces-new-album-all-of-your-stones-a-tribute-to-late-founder-jason-rowdy-cope/