The Steel Wheels have 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, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

 ..."End of the World Again," quite possibly one of the most beautiful songs of homecoming ever written. 
-The Bluegrass Situation

"These men don't rely on clichés, but they do have their feet steady in the firmament of sophisticated folk music.  Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams would be proud of their word play, their ambitious colorful language in their story... The Steel Wheels should be enjoyed because they sound like no one else in roots music."

-No Depression

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  • On our way to Lancaster, PA and @tellus360 after a fabulous time at @greyfoxbluegrass yesterday.  A few tickets remain so join us at 7 pm tonight.
    On our way to Lancaster, PA and @tellus360 after a fabulous time at @greyfoxbluegrass yesterday. A few tickets remain so join us at 7 pm tonight.
  • Hearing 3,500 voices singing along to Red Wing with the company of our friends @mipsomusic, @goodlovelies, @bobbeach & Trent's Dad was one of the special moments of the weekend.  There may have been a few moist eyes on stage 😢@redwingroots #redwingroots. 📸 by @rubyskyphotography
    Hearing 3,500 voices singing along to Red Wing with the company of our friends @mipsomusic, @goodlovelies, @bobbeach & Trent's Dad was one of the special moments of the weekend. There may have been a few moist eyes on stage 😢@redwingroots #redwingroots. 📸 by @rubyskyphotography
  • Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude from this incredible weekend! We can't possibly thank you all enough for showing us the love with conversations, gifts, hugs, high-fives, and simply just being there enjoying the company of strangers and friends alike at the magical place we call the @redwingroots festival. We hear from our artist friends over and over again about what a special festival this is and it's because of you! 
We are lucky enough to work with an amazing team of people behind the scenes that don't get the credit they deserve but we couldn't do it without all of the volunteers and festival staff. A special shout-out goes to Jeremiah and Mike for the tireless detail and delivery that goes into a production such as this. We are pretty sure they don't sleep for the months leading into the festival and somehow pull off the highlight of our year time and time again. 
As we unwind and look back at what made Red Wing IV so special remember that the unity and love shown this weekend should not be unique to the Red Wing bubble. Carry that feeling back to the real world and take care of yourself and those around you. We are all better than the headlines want us to believe. We can do this. #redwingroots 
Oh my Red Wing, take me softly
To my home now, to my family
Oh my Red Wing, hold me closely
Take me under the setting sun
    Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude from this incredible weekend! We can't possibly thank you all enough for showing us the love with conversations, gifts, hugs, high-fives, and simply just being there enjoying the company of strangers and friends alike at the magical place we call the @redwingroots festival. We hear from our artist friends over and over again about what a special festival this is and it's because of you! We are lucky enough to work with an amazing team of people behind the scenes that don't get the credit they deserve but we couldn't do it without all of the volunteers and festival staff. A special shout-out goes to Jeremiah and Mike for the tireless detail and delivery that goes into a production such as this. We are pretty sure they don't sleep for the months leading into the festival and somehow pull off the highlight of our year time and time again. As we unwind and look back at what made Red Wing IV so special remember that the unity and love shown this weekend should not be unique to the Red Wing bubble. Carry that feeling back to the real world and take care of yourself and those around you. We are all better than the headlines want us to believe. We can do this. #redwingroots Oh my Red Wing, take me softly To my home now, to my family Oh my Red Wing, hold me closely Take me under the setting sun
  • Rescue me, Virginia. @redwingroots #redwingroots
    Rescue me, Virginia. @redwingroots #redwingroots
  • Reddish Knob looking into West Virginia - no filter needed! @redwingroots #redwingroots
    Reddish Knob looking into West Virginia - no filter needed! @redwingroots #redwingroots
  • Red Wing Lil' Fiddlers for the win! @redwingroots #redwingroots
    Red Wing Lil' Fiddlers for the win! @redwingroots #redwingroots
  • What a perfect July day to get outside!  After a leg burning ride earlier today there was nothing finer than to hit the trails with the kids and pass on some tips and the love of the bike. -BD 
Plan to join us, @svbcoalitionbike & @shenandoahmountaintouring for all levels of biking on the road and mountains next Saturday morning at @redwingroots ! Go and register in advance over at the festival website as it will help with our supply count.  See you all soon!
    What a perfect July day to get outside! After a leg burning ride earlier today there was nothing finer than to hit the trails with the kids and pass on some tips and the love of the bike. -BD Plan to join us, @svbcoalitionbike & @shenandoahmountaintouring for all levels of biking on the road and mountains next Saturday morning at @redwingroots ! Go and register in advance over at the festival website as it will help with our supply count. See you all soon!
  • @fiddleeric is helping lead fiddle camp this  week leading up to a performance with us @redwingroots !
    @fiddleeric is helping lead fiddle camp this week leading up to a performance with us @redwingroots !
  • Getting some gear stolen wasn't any fun but receiving replacement @jhaudio in-ear monitors in time for our @redwingroots festival eases the pain👊🎉
    Getting some gear stolen wasn't any fun but receiving replacement @jhaudio in-ear monitors in time for our @redwingroots festival eases the pain👊🎉
  • New August dates announced: Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cedar Rapids, Pittsburgh, Ann Arbor, and more! Link in bio for more info. 📸: @sandlingaither
    New August dates announced: Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cedar Rapids, Pittsburgh, Ann Arbor, and more! Link in bio for more info. 📸: @sandlingaither
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