The Steel Wheels with Chandler Holt – Nov 16, 2019
Date And Time
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 8:00pm, doors at 7:00pm
71 East Yale Ave
Denver, CO, 80210
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Simultaneously familiar and fresh, the Steel Wheels bring a singular energy to every note they play and sparkling craft to each song. This potent combination, paired with a robust tour calendar, have made the veteran band hands-down favorites of fans and peers alike. From their base in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, TSW have played the most prestigious festivals, listening rooms, and clubs in the world, cementing a reputation as one of the top independent bands on the scene today.
While 2017’s stunning studio album, Wild As We Came Here, was still ringing in the air, the band shone a light on their concerts with the release of two EPs of live music; Volume 1: Live at the Station Inn, and Volume 2: Live at Te Jefferson Theatre. Ever ambitious and not content to let moss grow under their feet, the Wheels returned to the woods of Maine and studio-retreat of Sam Kassirer, producer of Wild, to record another studio album, Over The Trees, to be released in July 2019.
In keeping with their relentless growth, the quartet has become a quintet with the permanent addition of percussionist Kevin Garcia to the longtime lineup of Brian Dickel, Trent Wagler, Jay Lapp, and Eric Brubaker.
2019 also marks the seventh year for the Steel Wheel’s signature event; the Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Held in Natural Chimney Park in Mt. Solon, Virginia, the annual celebration of roots music and the outdoors hosts a dazzling musical lineup and a wide array of non-musical activities, including organized bike rides, morning yoga, and hikes, allowing fans to take full advantage of the beautiful landscape of the park and surrounding area. Te wide variety of opportunities and the family-friendly nature of Red Wing Roots have made it a perfect destination for music and nature lovers of all ages with the event regularly selling out year after year.
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Best known for his deft touch on the banjo, Chandler Holt is best known for his work with the internationally acclaimed Chatham County Line over the past 2 decades. Fans of the band are also well aware of his contributions as a singer and songwriter over that time. November 2019 will mark the release of “Cover More Ground”, Chandler’s debut solo album on North Carolina’s Robust Records label.
The twelve tracks on ‘Cover More Ground’ feature eleven original compositions penned by Chandler. Eric Wiggs recorded and engineered most of the project at Vermilion Road Studios in their hometown of Longmont, CO. Wiggs also contributes a wide array of sounds on most every track including guitars, mandolin and dobro. There are other familiar faces including John Teer and Greg Readling of Chatham Co. Line playing mandolin and piano/organ respectively. Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin even adds mandolin on one track. All of the above and other great musicians contribute to a diverse spectrum of sounds but maintain a unified theme throughout the album.
‘Cover More Ground’ is an album that loosely chronicles Holt’s journey of leaving his native North Carolina to his family’s new home in Colorado. Of this Chandler says, “Colorado is a wellspring of talent and inspiration both musically and culturally. There are so many inspiring musicians and songwriters all over the state and they helped ignite something in me that needed to get out. I’ve found a great home here in so many ways and this album shares plenty of that with the listener.”