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The Steel Wheels on Center Stage

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Jun 19, 2014 5:39 PM

Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. on witf's Center Stage



The Steel Wheels is a four piece string band based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. They take the old style mountain music traditions and mix in their own innovations and original songs.  With fancy string playing and rich harmonies, the group had strong success with their 2010 album, Red Wing.  It spent 13 weeks on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 Chart. The Steel Wheels were nominated for five Independent Music Awards in 2010, with “Nothing You Can’t Lose” taking top honors as Best Country Song. Their latest album from 2013 is called “No More Rain”.

Trent Wagler is lead singer and guitarist and writes many of the original songs.  Eric Brubaker plays fiddle, Jay Lapp, mandolin, and Brian Dickel bass. In a concert at the Abbey Bar in Harrisburg presented by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society they performed before an enthusiastic audience, including several songs from their yet-to-be-released album. Their Center Stage appearance is from that April 2014 concert.

The Steel Wheels also host an annual roots music festival in Mount Solon, Virginia in the Natural Chimneys Park and campground. Over 40 bands on 4 stages will perform over a three day period. The dates in 2014 are July 11, 12 and 13. For details on the performing groups, check out the Steel Wheels website.

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Also on tonight’s program, a Center Stage Spotlight feature on The David Wax Museum, who recently performed at Tellus 360 in Lancaster, offering their blend of Mexo-Americana folk music.  

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