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The Steel Wheels

Saturday, March 8 - 7:30 PM

Experience the full power of the Canton Symphony Orchestra in tandem with nationally-renown The Steel Wheels, who have long been at home in the creative space between tradition and innovation. Their music often explores themes of rural life, love, and social issues, delivered with rich vocal harmonies and skilled instrumental arrangements. Beforehand, the concert will be opened by Ben Gage, an amazing songwriter from the rustbelt of Northeast Ohio who was previously seen with the CSO as part of the Divergent Sounds Series.
The Steel Wheels blend tradition and innovation, rooted in the Virginia mountains. Formed in 2005 by Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo), Jay Lapp (vocals, guitars, mandolin), and Eric Brubaker (vocals, fiddle), they adopted The Steel Wheels name with the 2010 release of Red Wing. They self-produced three albums before collaborating with producer Sam Kassirer on Wild As We Came Here (2017) and Over The Trees (2019). Kevin Garcia (drums, percussion, keys) joined in 2017, and Jeremy Darrow completes the rhythm section. With thousands of shows and festivals behind them, The Steel Wheels share a deep bond with each other and their audience.
Presented by: Employers Health
Co-sponsored by: Arrants McSwain
“Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels…” – NPR
"The Steel Wheels are masters of subtlety; they make no attempt to overwhelm or overindulge, but, rather, use their prowess and proficiency to leave an enduring impression." - Country Standard Time


2331 17th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Event Type


Canton Symphony Orchestra

Date / Time

Saturday, March 8, 2025
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM