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.

 
"Americana, made by hand."  -- NPR Music


"Wagler has a powerful, earthy, ragged voice with soulful overtones that get right into the heart of his songs that are steeped in Appalachia...You can't help but be moved by the undiluted passion of 'Story About Love', or lifted up by the gospel fervour of 'The Race' or the plaintive 'So Long'...Passionate music like this cannot be ignored...it demands to be embraced." -- Maverick Magazine

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  • New album cover for 'Leave Some Things Behind'. Be on the lookout in April.
    New album cover for 'Leave Some Things Behind'. Be on the lookout in April.
  • Trent got some new bling in Rocky Mount, NC.
    Trent got some new bling in Rocky Mount, NC.
  • You know you need to get back on the road when your off time is spent sewing new curtains for the van bunks.  Ironically made on a Singer.
    You know you need to get back on the road when your off time is spent sewing new curtains for the van bunks. Ironically made on a Singer.
  • A big happy birthday to our 5th wheel, Jesse Stover!  Jesse doesn't get the attention he should but he makes us sound good every night and is the best sound engineer we could ask for.  A perfect guy to have on the road and we would hate to be without him. He also knows everything about bourbon...try and stump him next time you see him.  You can't. Happy birthday Jesse.
    A big happy birthday to our 5th wheel, Jesse Stover! Jesse doesn't get the attention he should but he makes us sound good every night and is the best sound engineer we could ask for. A perfect guy to have on the road and we would hate to be without him. He also knows everything about bourbon...try and stump him next time you see him. You can't. Happy birthday Jesse.
  • This means we are getting closer to getting vinyl of the new album in your hands!  Test lacquers are sounding great!  We can't wait to reveal the vinyl package we have for "Leave Some Things Behind"...soon.
    This means we are getting closer to getting vinyl of the new album in your hands! Test lacquers are sounding great! We can't wait to reveal the vinyl package we have for "Leave Some Things Behind"...soon.
  • Last day to pre-order our new album!  Sales shut off at midnight.  Get the album a month early and free shipping. www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-steel-wheels-leave-some-things-behind
    Last day to pre-order our new album! Sales shut off at midnight. Get the album a month early and free shipping. www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-steel-wheels-leave-some-things-behind
  • We are not mountaineering experts but pretty sure this truck stop panic button will do you no good on the top of Everest.
    We are not mountaineering experts but pretty sure this truck stop panic button will do you no good on the top of Everest.
  • Sound check at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. Still a few tickets left at the door. David Wax Museum opens at 7 PM tonight!  Come on out.
    Sound check at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. Still a few tickets left at the door. David Wax Museum opens at 7 PM tonight! Come on out.
  • We never get tired of seeing this. Thank you for supporting us!
    We never get tired of seeing this. Thank you for supporting us!
  • As the first snow falls in the Shenandoah Valley today we would like to wish you all an early Happy Thanksgiving.  We will be spending the day with family and are very thankful to have their love and support on this amazing journey.  You all see us on stage but you don't get to see the behind the scenes action of wrestling schedules and taking care of our children while on the road.  We are living the dream but don't do it alone.  We are also thankful for our fans and supporters who help us out in so many ways.  Our shows aren't much fun if you didn't show up...so thanks for coming to shows!  We receive so much kindness on the road from a place to stay, food, gifts, album donations, etc., to a heartfelt story about how a song touches their soul.  All of these things touch our souls and sustain us on this crazy ride.  When we decided to see where this music could take us on a national level in 2010 we had no idea if it was a good idea but we believed in the music.  We are thankful that many others believe in the music too!  So thanks. Thanks to our families, friends, and fans and the best is yet to come. Enjoy time with the ones you love tomorrow and we'll see you all down the road soon. (Oh, we love our Canadian friends too...we'll be heading your way around Canadian Thanksgiving next Oct;) Eric, Trent, Brian, Jay, & Jesse
    As the first snow falls in the Shenandoah Valley today we would like to wish you all an early Happy Thanksgiving. We will be spending the day with family and are very thankful to have their love and support on this amazing journey. You all see us on stage but you don't get to see the behind the scenes action of wrestling schedules and taking care of our children while on the road. We are living the dream but don't do it alone. We are also thankful for our fans and supporters who help us out in so many ways. Our shows aren't much fun if you didn't show up...so thanks for coming to shows! We receive so much kindness on the road from a place to stay, food, gifts, album donations, etc., to a heartfelt story about how a song touches their soul. All of these things touch our souls and sustain us on this crazy ride. When we decided to see where this music could take us on a national level in 2010 we had no idea if it was a good idea but we believed in the music. We are thankful that many others believe in the music too! So thanks. Thanks to our families, friends, and fans and the best is yet to come. Enjoy time with the ones you love tomorrow and we'll see you all down the road soon. (Oh, we love our Canadian friends too...we'll be heading your way around Canadian Thanksgiving next Oct;) Eric, Trent, Brian, Jay, & Jesse
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