Steam Powered Airplane is a four-piece bluegrass band based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The band plays the traditional acoustic instruments: banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, upright bass as well as occasional dobro and telecaster.

Three of the four players trade off on lead vocals (and sing in three-part harmony).

Tucker is a former Wyoming State Champion of Banjo, Guitar, and Mandolin.

Steam Powered Airplane has played diverse private and public functions like the Wake Forest University homecoming and the Grand Teton Music Festival's Music in the Hole. The band has opened for such notable musical acts as Bruce Hornsby & The Range and the Del McCoury band. They have also played gigs with John Densmore of the Doors and Mike Gordon from Phish.

Steam Powered Airplane was recently awarded third place at the internationally renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Find out more about members of the band, its history, read sample press coverage, or view a photo gallery on The Band page. The Calendar page shows when and where the band is playing in the near future.

Bandleader Tucker Smith handles all business matters and bookings.

Tucker can be reached at (307) 203-2337 or


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