The Steel Wheels

The Harrisonburg-formed group The Steel Wheels steers into new territory by beefing up its traditional folk style on the new album, Wild As We Came Here. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Steel Wheels

Are you ready for it? The addition of percussion and keyboards to The Steel Wheels’ signature acoustic sound? The Harrisonburg-formed group steers into new territory by beefing up its traditional folk style on the new album, Wild As We Came Here. “I’m excited to see what happens,” says Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo and songwriter). “There […]

Canadian folk and country harmony trio, The Good Lovelies, is one of the dozens of groups who perform at the three-day Red Wing Roots Festival near Harrisonburg. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Red Wing Roots Festival

For decades, musicians on the road have been writing about home. So when touring was taking The Steel Wheels away from theirs too often, the group created the Red Wing Roots Festival near Harrisonburg as a way to stay close. The three-day extravaganza features dozens of local and national country-folk-Americana artists in a friendly community […]

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