Gorgeous a cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing are all done up in Red Molly's trademark three-part harmonies, signature dobro licks and inventive arrangements, one better than the next.
Laurie MacAllister (guitar, banjo, bass), Abbie Gardner (dobro, guitar) and Molly Ventner (guitar) have released four critically acclaimed albums, and have seen a meteoric rise in the acoustic music world. Onstage they are a sensation of optimism, joy and excitement for the future, and the music spans bluegrass, contemporary and a touch of country. Man, are they good!
"TICK TIGHT ARRANGEMENTS, CRYSTALLINE VOCALS AND CARAMEL HARMONIES" - Boston Globe
“MAKE WAY, ROCHES AND WAILIN’ JENNYS, RED MOLLY HAS EARNED A PLACE AMONG THE ELITE FEMALE TRIOS” - WFUV-fm
THE STEEL WHEELS
A heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community, they’re 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. They’re Trent Wegler (vocals, songs, guitar, banjo), Jay Lapp (mandolin, guitars, vocals), Brian Dickel (bass, vocals) & Eric Brubaker (fiddle, vocals). They're bringing a brand new CD: Lay Down, Lay Low.
Creating tremendous excitement with their blend of great songwriting, passionate vocals and tight instrumentals, The Steel Wheels are rooted in musical styles exploring the territories between blues and bluegrass, old time sing alongs and foot stompin' fiddle tunes. They are subtle innovators who respect the past but whistle their own tunes, layering in rich textures and decidedly modern energy to forge a new sound.
“[THEY] TRAVEL ALONG A PATH THROUGH LISTENERS’ EARS AND AIM DIRECTLY FOR THE HEART.” - Dirty Linen
"AMAZING…STEEL WHEELS KILLED" - Mountain Stage, NPR
|8th Step - Red Molly||Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:30 pm|