Oct 14, 2015
A tradition-rooted modern Americana act that also happens to be the founders and hosts of their own Red Wings Roots Music Festival (3 years strong so far), The Steel Wheels are both creators and nurturers of authentic roots music.
On their way to Alberta to perform at The Calgary Folk Club at the time of this interview, I chatted with lead singer and guitarist Trent Wagler about the band, their music, and the annual festival. I found out a little something about how close the connection is between this Virginia band and some pretty heady Canadian acts.
Along with Wagler, the band is comprised of standup bass player Brian Dickel, fiddler Eric Brubaker and mandolin player Jay Lapp.