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 a whole truck load of drums. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California and is poised to travel much further in the coming year. Achilles Wheel rang in the new year with a blistering performance at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, with Tahoe favorites JellyBread. The band followed that with a sweet semi-acoustic show a few days later with MoonAlice at the Grass Valley Center For the Arts.
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.