The Steel Wheels – “Walk Away”
The Steel Wheels released “No More Rain” on April 16 – the title track is the Tom Waits song, and the opening lyric – “I want to walk away and start over again.” fits the theme of the album, a loose retrospective from the acclaimed acoustic band. According to Trent Wagler, the band’s principal songwriter and vocalist, “These are songs we wrote and played together when we first met, some even pre-date the band’s debut. It’s been fun to hand pick and revisit some of the fan favorites and bring them back with a new energy and sound.” To cap off the theme of getting back to their roots, the band is launching the Red Wing Roots Music Festival in the Shenandoah Valley this July. The 3-day festival will include the best of today’s neo-traditional artists, and takes its name from the old tune “Red Wing”, which Wagler learned from his grandfather and brought to the band with new lyrics. The song represents a commitment to roots, but also the propensity of The Steel Wheels to propel those musical traditions forward.