The Steel Wheels
The dynamic four-piece string band has captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and powerful original songwriting, generating a truly magnetic revival. The Steel Wheels are renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, where they often cluster tightly around a single microphone to adorn Trent Wagler’s unmistakable tenor with bell-clear four-part harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage. Add to this Eric Brubaker’s evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s grounded upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style, and it’s no surprise that The Steel Wheels have enthralled the contemporary Americana scene. The Steel Wheels are selling out venues from coast to coast and appearing at many of the top festivals in the US & Canada including Merlefest, Grey Fox, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Moab Folk Festival, Musikfest, Kerrville Folk Festival, and many others.