Thursday, June 4, 2015

WUMB BBQ, 2015 Headliners: The Steel Wheels

Now that the weather is FINALLY getting warm and sunny it's time to gear up and get excited for outdoor activities like camping, going to the beach, hiking and of course: barbecuing! This year the annual WUMB BBQ will be at Carson Beach on June 28th catered by Blue Ribbon BBQ and featuring a one-of-a-kind performance by the quartet from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, The Steel Wheels!
The Steel Wheels: Trent Wagler (lead vocals), Jay Lapp (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), and Brian Dickel (upright bass).
Their Mission: to fuse the personal with the universal, the deeply rooted past with the joys and sorrows of everyday existence. 

Wagler, Brukbaker and Dickel met as college students at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisburg, Virginia. Wagler and Dickel were originally in an alternative band before going in an acoustic direction as a duo. They soon were joined by Brubaker on fiddle and rounded out by the addition of Jay Lapp whom they had met on the road. After playing under Wagler's name and as Trent Wagler and The Steel Wheels the band dove in headfirst and became The Steel Wheels in 2010. They released their  latest album, Leave Some Things Behind on their own label, Big Ring back in April is a culmination of their last five years as a band, and draws on their experiences on the road, with a theme of exodus and "following your dreams and stepping against your own comfort zone". 

Click here to purchase tickets to the WUMB BBQ!

-Kendall Stewart

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