I had the opportunity to meet The Band Steele and talk with them during their visit to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Bo Steele and Ben Rubino are the duo that is taking country music by storm.
The southern rock band stopped by Sports USA to perform their current single, "Sit Awhile" a tribute to U.S. military service members and their families. As an Army Veteran myself, I was taken back by the song as I photographed their performance.
Steele's powerful voice, paired with Rubino's soothing harmonies tell the story of the band's upbringing in the south.
"Swas originally written about Bo’s step-father. When it came time to make the music video, which currently has more than 800,000 views, Bo says “We saw an opportunity to be able to show our appreciation to members of the military for what we’re able to do because of them.” He adds, “It’s amazing how these guys (veterans) come up to us and tell us how our song is getting them through their day and helps them with PTSD.” Bo and Ben say it is very rewarding to see that one of their original songs are helping people. “It’s humbling and it’s a blessing.”
The duo spent three days performing all over Fort Bragg. One of my favorite songs they performed is"Tan Lines."
I am a small town country girl who loves great music. I had such a fun time meeting Bo and Ben. I hope to have another opportunity to see The Band Steele perform live again soon.