THIS IS A 2 BAND SHOW – SPECIAL TIME 7 pm TO 10 pm
Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award-winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California ever since. Achilles Wheel dispels the myth that jam oriented bands can’t write great songs. The quality of the band’s songwriting combined with stunning musicianship has earned them spots at California’s Worldfest, The Strawberry Music Festival, The Redwood Mountain Faire, The Redwood Ramble, Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween, Great American Music Hall and sold out shows at Terrapin Crossroads and the Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room.
The fiery epicenter of Achilles Wheel’s sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals. Keyboardist, Ben Jacobs, has played with Poor Man’s Whisky, Grateful Bluegrass Boys and Rusty Stringfield.
And as original songs go, Achilles Wheel’s are some of the most accessible around and will stay with you long after the excitement of the show is over. These writers have been acknowledged by many of the biggest music festivals in the country including Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mtn. Folk. Achilles Wheel has been recognized twice in the ‘Race to TRI’ song contest, for their songs ‘Got a Tattoo’ and ‘Let The Dream Begin’. Many on the West Coast will recognize TRI as a premier audio/video production studio run by Bob Weir.
The Steven Graves band is a veteran roots touring band based in Santa Cruz CA, has just released their 8th CD, “How Long”! The new CD leans more heavily toward the roots rock realms and even explores elements of gospel, soul and R&B. Even so, there’s plenty of Americana, Country and Jam/Dead influences present throughout the CD and like all of Steven’s music is woven together by finely crafted songwriting and extraordinary musicianship. This mostly original Americana band grooves with soul, consciousness and an old-school Classic Rock and Southern Rock edge. A bit Dead, Eagles, Pink Floyd and more….yet uniquely the Steven Graves Band. Steven shares: “My music is mostly all original and while defined as Americana or California Country we bring in many styles from gospel, R&B and even reggae. It’s all woven together with high energy, catchy hooks, great harmonies and socially and spiritually conscious lyrics.”
Check out this great tribute to our dear friend Wesley Robertson by Achilles Wheel