Jan 10

The Steel Wheels - PineCone Piedmont Council of Traditional Music

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
The Steel Wheels
January 10, 2020 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Steel Wheels

Virginia-based acoustic roots music collective The Steel Wheels have released their seventh full-length album, Over The Trees. Recorded in Maine with producer Sam Kassirer, Over The Trees draws attention to the impeccable harmonies of the four original members: Trent Wagler (guitar/banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (bass), and Jay Lapp (guitars/mandolin). Kevin Garcia, who plays multiple percussion instruments, keyboard, and mallet-based instruments, formally joined the band after the 2017 release of Wild as We Came Here, which Kassirer also produced. In addition to familiar-to-fans harmonies, The Steel Wheels ventured a little farther out of their known comfort zone for Over The Trees. ‚ÄúThis is a bit of an experimental record at times, with new sounds and influences,‚ÄĚ Wagler says. ‚ÄúWe know where we come from. We are a string band from Virginia, but we are evolving with this album, and we are embracing the future.‚ÄĚ