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The Steel Wheels with Honey Dewdrops
Friday, February 12th
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
$24 advance | $27 door | $15 Students | $5 Youth
8:00pm | Doors open at 7:30pm
The best of new Americana with a reinvigoration of traditional music.
Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels is a band that marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound.

Trent Wagler's one-of-a-kind weathered tenor is joined by bell-clear four-part harmonies. Add Eric Brubaker's lively and evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel's grounded yet buoyant upright bass, and Jay Lapp's signature mandolin style, and it's no surprise that The Steel Wheels have burst onto the Americana scene, becoming festival favorites and selling out venues across the country.

Wagler's voice has been compared to Darrell Scott and John Fogerty and is often accentuated by the group's delicate four-part gospel-esque harmonies. "Imagine a blend of the passion of the Avett Brothers and the instrumentals of Old Crow Medicine Show, then sprinkle in the backwoods feel of The Legendary Shack Shakers," says John Walker from Americana Roots.

"The Steel Wheels break down some bluegrass stereotypes, bringing youth and thoughtfulness to a vibrant American art form." - Rich Warren, Folkstage WFMT

Official Website: http://www.thesteelwheels.com
Song Samples:Promised Land
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling roadway, and a lot of songs.

With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.

Their 2012 release Silver Lining was a Top Ten record on national Folk and Americana stations. After a year and a half of living on the road, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, MD, home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released in May, 2015. The set of songs is raw and engaging, with characters and images from kindred people and places. And like their stage performance, these new songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.

Official Website: www.thehoneydewdrops.com
Song Samples: Lowlands
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