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with Paris Texas Opening

Sunday,  April 29, 2018 @ 8:00PM
The Haunt, Ithaca, NY.

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We Came Here. “I think we’ve always been able to write new songs with different landscapes. However it was really enjoyable for us, creatively and artistically, to depart from the straight-up acoustic sound that we’ve been known for,” says Trent Wagler, who plays guitar and banjo in the band and writes most of the material. “I’m excited to see what happens. There are fans out there who are ready for this and who have been waiting for us to do this.”



Paris Texas performs an eclectic repertoire of vintage bluegrass, western and gypsy swing music.    The band features the jaw-dropping guitar playing of Bobby Henrie who performs Doc Watson and Django Reinhardt with equal passion and precision. He recently released Doc Remembrances, a tribute to one of his musical heros Doc Watson, and performs rockabilly with Bobby Henrie and the Goners and gypsy swing with the Djangoners.   Bobby is not only a fine jazz, rockabilly and bluegrass guitarist but also an accomplished old time fiddler. Bobby and Doug are music legends in the Finger Lakes region having performed with the Henrie Brothers at festivals thoughout the United States.  Doug performs with Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads and many other finger lakes bands.  Rick Manning performs bluegrass, swing and contradance fiddle and mandolin with Paris Texas, the Falling Waters Trio (Grietzer-Hodgson-Manning), the Contradictions and, formerly, Cornerstone in the Ithaca and Finger Lakes area.   Rick has recorded five CD’s – three in Nashville with Cornerstone in the 1990’s and most recently two  with the Falling Waters Trio. He is also the founder and director of the Winter Village Bluegrass Festival and the Falling Waters Music Camp, both held during January at La Tourelle.