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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  • Finished up day one in Denmark by catching one of our favorites, @jasonisbell on stage.  It's off to bed and recovering for our @tonderfestival set tomorrow.
    Finished up day one in Denmark by catching one of our favorites, @jasonisbell on stage. It's off to bed and recovering for our @tonderfestival set tomorrow.
  • Our Denmark lodging for the weekend! #thatch
    Our Denmark lodging for the weekend! #thatch
  • After a long day/night of travel we've made it to Denmark!  Currently waiting on a bus to take us to Tønder Festival...and looking forward to some zleep.  #jetlag
    After a long day/night of travel we've made it to Denmark! Currently waiting on a bus to take us to Tønder Festival...and looking forward to some zleep. #jetlag
  • We've been playing at @purplefiddle in Thomas, WV for 11 years...longer than any other venue out there!  Come find out why on Sept 8th.  #WV #purplefiddle
    We've been playing at @purplefiddle in Thomas, WV for 11 years...longer than any other venue out there! Come find out why on Sept 8th. #WV #purplefiddle
  • We are home from 12 shows in 11 days that crisscrossed the Midwest.  So great to see many of you out there supporting what we do.  We still have a busy week ahead as we get the kids off to school and travel overseas to Denmark for the first time!
    We are home from 12 shows in 11 days that crisscrossed the Midwest. So great to see many of you out there supporting what we do. We still have a busy week ahead as we get the kids off to school and travel overseas to Denmark for the first time!
  • Last show of the Midwest Tour tonight @bellsbrewery in Kalamazoo!  No other place we would rather be on this rainy day.  Bring a friend and we'll see you there.  Any requests for tonight?
    Last show of the Midwest Tour tonight @bellsbrewery in Kalamazoo! No other place we would rather be on this rainy day. Bring a friend and we'll see you there. Any requests for tonight?
  • Here is the situation in Lansing, MI tonight. Thanks for selling out the first show!  Let's fill out the second and have a blast!! See all you beautiful people of Pure Michigan tonight.  @therobintheatre #lansing
    Here is the situation in Lansing, MI tonight. Thanks for selling out the first show! Let's fill out the second and have a blast!! See all you beautiful people of Pure Michigan tonight. @therobintheatre #lansing
  • Three more shows left in our second home state of Michigan.  Help us spread the word and fill some of our favorite venues to play. At @the_ark_ann_arbor tonight, @therobintheatre tomorrow, and @bellsbrewery on Saturday!  See you there! 
PS: Can you spot the Wagler brother in this pic from Pittsburgh?
    Three more shows left in our second home state of Michigan. Help us spread the word and fill some of our favorite venues to play. At @the_ark_ann_arbor tonight, @therobintheatre tomorrow, and @bellsbrewery on Saturday! See you there! PS: Can you spot the Wagler brother in this pic from Pittsburgh?
  • Pumped to be back in Pittsburgh!! Doors at 7 show at 8 pm. See you soon!
    Pumped to be back in Pittsburgh!! Doors at 7 show at 8 pm. See you soon!
  • Eric is content with a standing room only Monday night show in Cedar Rapids. Thanks for  coming out Iowa!!
    Eric is content with a standing room only Monday night show in Cedar Rapids. Thanks for coming out Iowa!!
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