The Spike Drivers was a band from Detroit, Michigan that played from 1965 to 1967. The Spike Drivers began by working in various coffeehouses and clubs in the Detroit, Michigan folk rock music scene. Their music was rooted in folk, blues, psychedelia and classical music. The band name was suggested by its vocalist Marycarol Brown, originating from a song about John Henry by Mississippi John Hurt called "The Spike Driver Blues." The band shared the stage with performers such as Joni Mitchell and Del Shannon.