Steel Blossoms – Indie Music Interview

Introducing Country-Folk Duo Steel Blossoms

This week we’re thrilled to introduce to you popular indie musicians Sara Zebley and Hayley Prosser, known to their fans as the country-folk duo Steel Blossoms. These two ladies regularly put on fun and entertaining shows at the local venues here in Nashville. If you haven’t already been lucky enough to see them perform, just listen – that’s Steel Blossoms you’re hearing right now.

In this interview, they talk about the way they met, how their music together evolved, and their love of house concerts. Read on…

Tell us about yourselves.

Indie Insider Nashville: Tell us about your childhood. Where did you live? How did the place you grew up and the people there inspire your career in music?

Steel Blossoms: Both of us grew up in Southwestern Pennsylvania, a little south of Pittsburgh. Surprising to most, there was a huge country music scene there with lots of local talent. We each started performing in church, and our communities welcomed us with open arms.  Every squeak and wrong note was still encouraged, and I think that’s where we learned to be okay with making mistakes.

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Indie Insider Nashville: How long have you known each other? How did you meet? What inspired you to make music together?

Steel Blossoms (Sara): We met sometime around 2008. Hayley was in high school and I was in college. The first time we met, we were both performing, separately, at a festival. Then we met again when we both opened for the same artist at a CD release party.

Eventually, around 2011, Hayley started performing with my band. At that time, we were known as “Girlz in Black Hats”. We were a completely different style than we are now – we primarily focused on singing cover songs. Hayley and I quickly realized that we had amazing on-stage and singing chemistry together.

We also really wanted to make it a career instead of just a hobby. So, after three years of singing together, we decided to move to Nashville and the rest is history!

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