The Steel Wheels

Some things come to be in their own time, of their own accord. Such has been the case with The Steel Wheels. In the beginning, it was simply a matter of four young men who’d happened to cross paths at a formative moment in each of their lives reveling in the shared experience of plucking acoustic instruments and blending their voices. But over the years, what had begun organically as a pure lark evolved into a mission: to fuse the personal with the universal, the deeply rooted past with the joys and sorrows of everyday existence.

These thematic and stylistic vectors intersect powerfully on Leave Some Things Behind (released April 13 on the band’s own Big Ring label), a deeply human, emotionally authentic work that interweaves timely songs with timeless sounds. On the album, co-produced and engineered by Ben Surratt, the four band members—lead singer/guitarist/banjo player Trent Wagler, standup bass player Brian Dickel, fiddler Eric Brubaker and mandolin player Jay Lapp—are joined on various tracks by rootsmusic luminary Tim O’Brien, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Sarah Siskind (who co-wrote two songs and sang on another), drummer Travis Whitmore and Hammond B3 player Ethan Ballinger. Together, they’ve wrought a work that is musically intricate and conceptually resonant, the sounds serving the songs at every moment.

The Steel Wheels
Price: $20
Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling
Doors and Dinner: 6:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

Ticket Pre-sale:
ArtsQuest Members (gold and above): Tuesday, 6/7, 10am
ArtsQuest Members (all levels): Wednesday, 6/8, 10am
Tickets on sale: Friday, 6/10, 10am

Event Type: Music
Event Amenities:
  • Credit Cards
  • Alcohol Available
  • Live Music
  • Store / Snack Bar
  • Free Parking
Event Location:SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem directions »
Event Times:
  • Sep 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Discover Lehigh Valley isn’t responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. This is a public calendar with information obtained by the respected event directly. Discover Lehigh Valley recommends calling the event directly prior to confirm the most up-to-date information. Thank you.