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The Steel Wheels release new music

Thursday, July 11, 2019 – Acoustic roots quintet The Steel Wheels release their seventh studio disc, "Over the Trees." The band recorded the 11 songs in Maine with producer Sam Kassirer, who also produced their previous effort, "Wild As We Came Here." The difference is that the Virginia-based band adds percussion to the mix.

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CD review - Everyone A Song, Vol. 1. With "Everyone A Song, Vol. 1," The Steel Wheels attempt to salvage what might have otherwise been deemed a lost year as their planned 2020 tour was cancelled by the pandemic with this project that frontman Trent Wagler dubbed "Distance Together." The five band members recorded their parts in makeshift studios at their various homes in Virginia, Michigan and New York with drummer Kevin Garcia assembling the final product at a studio in Brooklyn. Lead singer and songwriter ...
CD review - Over the Trees Ostensibly a bluegrass band, The Steel Wheels continue to explore some of the most inventive percussive sounds and surprising textures of any band loosely labeled in that genre. The quintet hail from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, but journeyed north to Maine to again record with noted producer Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Elephant Revival). Kassirer also produced their 2017 "Wild As We Came Here." Steel Wheels is band leader Trent Wagler (lead vocals, ...
CD review - Wild As We Came Here The Steel Wheels are one of those bands that are keen to convince their listeners that theirs is not your granddaddy's bluegrass. Like Punch Brothers, Infamous Stringdusters and the Steep Canyon Rangers, the band they seem to parallel the most in terms of sound and style, The Steel Wheels are less fervent about the particulars and given to providing more attention to melody and nuance. So while there's a decided emphasis on a pluck and a strum, the songs surge with booth soothing tones ...


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