The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels


  • October 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
  • CSPS Hall
  • $17 advance | $21 door

Simultaneously familiar and fresh, the Steel Wheels bring a singular energy to every note they play, and sparkling craft to each song. This potent combination, paired with a robust tour calendar, have made the veteran band hands-down favorites of fans and peers alike. From their base in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, TSW have played some of the most prestigious festivals, listening rooms, and clubs in the world, cementing a reputation as one of the top independent bands on the scene today.

While 2017’s stunning studio album, Wild As We Came Here, was still ringing in the air, the band highlighted their legendary live performances with the release of two in-concert EPs. Ever ambitious, and not content to let moss grow under their feet, they then returned to the woods of Maine and the studio of Sam Kassirer, producer of Wild, to record a new album. Over the Trees, released in July 2019, has been praised by No Depression for “expanding the band’s musical boundaries, incorporating new rhythmic textures that accentuate the group’s strengths, and giving the material a more dynamic sound … propulsive, gorgeous, complex.”

In keeping with their relentless growth, the quartet has also become a quintet, adding percussionist Kevin Garcia to the longtime lineup of Brian Dickel, Trent Wagler, Jay Lapp, and Eric Brubaker. The year 2019 also marks the seventh instance of the band’s signature event, the Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Held in Natural Chimney Park in Mt. Solon, Virginia, the annual celebration of roots music and the outdoors hosts a dazzling musical lineup and a wide array of non-musical activities, including organized bike rides, morning yoga, and hikes, allowing fans to take full advantage of the beautiful landscape of the park and the surrounding area.