Trent Wagler of The Steel Wheels on the next Tuesday Morning Show
Join Marcie next Tuesday for an interview with Trent Wagler, lead singer and songwriter for The Steel Wheels. (The group performs at the Riverhawk Festival November 8 and 9.) Trent talks movingly and revealingly about growing up in a Mennonite family, about the friends and experiences that influence his songs, and about the band’s Spokestours: concert tours in which they travel, and haul all instruments and gear, by bicycle.
As one music critic says of the band, “If one must compare The Steel Wheels to another act in order to get an idea of their music, imagine a blend of the passion of the Avett Brothers, the instrumentation of Old Crow Medicine Show, and then sprinkle in the backwoods feel of The Legendary Shack Shakers. In truth, trying to compare them with anyone is an injustice, since after one listen you can hear that they stand very well on their own perch.”