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Listen: The Steel Wheels have the Mountain Stage Song of the Week


The Virginia-based roots group The Steel Wheels expanded their sound with additional percussion for their 2019 album Over the Trees. Hear their performance of “Keep On” as our Song of the Week.

The band has just released a new album, Everyone A Song Vol. 1. They took stories from their fans and created the album while spread throughout the country during the 2020 pandemic. The band gathered stories from fans and set them to song, relying on the perceptive wit and imaginative pen of their own Trent Wagler.

This week we revisit the band’s 2019 appearance, their fourth on Mountain Stage since 2011. The Steel Wheels showcase their expansive sound, layering percussion, fiddle and plenty of vocal harmony beneath their introspective and often inspirational lyrics.

Our Song of the Week, “Keep On,” appears on the Sam Kassirer-produced Over the Trees.

Hear the band’s entire set, plus performances by Radney Foster, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert and Eilen Jewell, on this week’s encore episode of Mountain Stage.

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