DateSaturday, August 27, 2022 - 7:00pm
The Steel Wheels have long been at home in the creative space between tradition and innovation, informed by the familiar sounds of the Virginia mountains where the band was formed, but always moving forward with their rootsy brand of Americana.
The group has responded to the isolation and loss caused by the pandemic by connecting with their audience in new ways. In 2020, the musicians turned their creative powers to crafting songs for individuals. Produced in the band’s home studios, the Everyone a Song album is part of an ongoing project to collect the personal experiences of fans and forge them into that most enduring, yet ephemeral, format we call song.
Opening: Embracing the heart-worn songwriting and rough-hewn voice of leader Dave Wilson, Chatham County Line has a sound all their own and a live show to match. With 20 years behind and clear skies ahead, look for Wilson (acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), and Greg Readling (standup bass, pedal steel) as well as North Carolina staple Dan Hall on drums to keep traveling the highways, byways and airways to share their songs.
Concerts are hosted in the outdoor amphitheater. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger. Food is available for purchase from Galax Smokehouse during the show.
Since 2013, donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation have supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center.