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.
Their last minute inclusion in this year’s Spring Strawberry Music Festival was one of the highlights for that crowd, as was their return to Kate Wolf where they played Main Stage and also a wild and reckless late night set that is still being talked about.
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. Their debut CD, ’13 Hours’ was recorded at the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City in, well…13 hours, since the band believes so strongly in the chemistry of it’s live performances. AW’s follow up to 13 hours will be out this winter since the groups songwriters, Paul, Jonny and Shelby have been busy and inspired by this new project, and the bands live shows feature a lot of fresh new material.
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. Most recently Achilles Wheel was a finalist with their song ‘Got A Tattoo’ in the ‘Race to TRI’ song contest, which many on the West Coast will recognize as a premier audio/video production studio run by Bob Weir.
So if you love to dance and celebrate life, come see an Achilles Wheel show and make a joyful noise.