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Shannon Wurst

Rank #5 US Fayetteville, AR Folk / Americana / Alt.Country

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Sounds Like: Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Aretha Franklin, Casey Chambers, Johnny Cash

Label: Fancy Mayhem Records

Manager: Self Managed by The Fancy Mayhem Master Mind Group

Bio: Since their debut in 2007, Shannon Wurst and her voice — the one that wraps around you like a sweet, slow slick of molasses — have firmly established themselves at the intersection of everyman folk and Americana rooted in the traditions of Kasey Chambers, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton.
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  • 2013

    Apr 11


    Pittsburgh, PA, US | 7:00pm
    Hospitality House
    Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:00pm

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    Music party!

  • 2013

    Mar 21


    Fayetteville, AR, US | 8:00pm
    Nightbird
    Fayetteville, AR, US
    Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:00pm

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    purchase tickets at door

  • 2012

    Sep 8


    Paris, AR, US | 8:00pm

    Paris, AR, US
    Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:00pm

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    No Cover

  • 2012

    Jul 5


    Asheville, NC, US | 12:00am

    Asheville, NC, US
    Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:00am

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    The Steel Wheels with Shannon Wurst The Steel Wheelshttp://www.thesteelwheels.com/ The Steel Wheels are truly an Americana band, rooted in musical styles that explore the territories between blues and bluegrass, old-time sing-alongs and foot-stompin’ fiddle tunes. They are subtle innovators who respect the past but whistle their own tunes, layering in rich textures and decidedly modern energy to forge a new sound.“Imagine a blend of the passion of the Avett Brothers, the instrumentals of Old Crow Medicine Show, and then sprinkle in the backwoods feel of The Legendary Shack Shakers. In truth, attempting to compare [The Steel Wheels] to anyone is an injustice, since after one listen you can hear that they stand very well on their own perch.” - John Walker, Americana Roots2010 was a breakout year for The Steel Wheels culminating with five nominations from The Independent Music Awards including “Nothing You Can’t Lose” taking top honors as “Best Country Song”. The four-piece band is based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where lead singer and primary songwriter Trent Wagler has been a scene staple for nearly a decade. Multi-instrumentalist Jay Lapp was touring with several successful Midwest bands when he and Wagler crossed paths in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a musical partnership began. The two are joined by upright bassist Brian Dickel and fiddler Eric Brubaker to form The Steel Wheels.“There is purity and power in the sound of this band that few come close to tapping. Tight pickin’, passionate energy, and Wagler’s voice soars like an eagle.” - Martin Anderson, WNCW Music DirectorWagler’s voice which has been compared to that of Darrell Scott and John Fogerty is accentuated by smooth four-part harmonies. Brubaker’s fiddle, both lively and evocative, suits the band exactly, and Dickel’s upright bass grounds the outfit. Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style is remarkable and unmistakable.The band shines exceptionally in their live shows, and their palpable chemistry translates easily to their latest album, Red Wing, which garnered critic’s praise and was met with tremendous success on the radio. It spent 13 weeks on the Americana Music Association Top 40 radio charts, topping out at #15 as well as cracking the top 10 of the EuroAmericana charts. Red Wing ranked #70 of the top 100 Americana albums of 2010 and #2 of all independent releases (Americana Music Association).The Steel Wheels have quickly built a following across the US and Canada that appreciates the honest and deceptively simple sound. They have appeared at Americana festivals such as the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Floydfest, Albino Skunk Music Festival, Smoky Hill River Festival, Atlanta Dogwood, Folk Alliance, Appalachian Uprising and many more. In addition they have headlined at venues such as NPR’s Mountain Stage, Eddie’s Attic, The Ark, Bluebird Café, Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, Club Passim, and Calgary Folk Club among others. Wagler and Lapp also have taken a duo show to Ireland and have appeared with Peter Rowan at the ‘Ards International Guitar Festival.In keeping with their music that takes a traditional idea on a modern adventure, The Steel Wheels organize an annual “Spokesongs” bicycle music tour. Averaging 10 shows and covering 500 miles in 10 days they’ve pedaled themselves through the mountains of Virginia and the hills of Michigan, hauling their own gear the whole way. It’s one more example that the inherent skill and energy, trust in the value of simplicity and a marked talent for taking something old-fashioned and making it relevant for today is one of The Steel Wheels’ greatest strengths.Shannon Wursthttp://www.shannonwurst.com/8:30pm. $10 advance / $12 day of show.Advance tickets available online and at our local outlets.Limited seating available.

  • 2012

    Jun 29


    Dallas, TX, US | 8:00pm
    Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:00pm
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  • JP'S ATTIC (Artist) JP'S ATTIC
    JP dropping in to play Back to You, nice work, loving your vocals, best wishes from the Attic.
  • Sweet Vintage Rides (Artist) Sweet Vintage Rides
    Great groove/voice on Swamp Road!
  • PER DIEM (Artist) PER DIEM
    again, excellently done madame
  • Rusty White (Artist) Rusty White
    What a treat! You sound fabulous!
  • Emore and Donato (Artist) Emore and Donato
    Shannon, you have a beautiful, captivating voice! Really liked "Swamp Road".
  • Ships Of Gold (Artist) Ships Of Gold
    Great Americana songs. Excellent vocals and wonderful arrangements. Beautiful piano on 'Old Wood New Wires'. All the best ~ kappi
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