The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Achilles Wheel at a special CD release party on Friday, February 23, 2018. The evening will also include special guests Acoustically Speaking, featuring Kat & Mik from the Garcia Project, and a short presentation by Susana Millman and Dennis McNally at 8:00 p.m. Achilles Wheel is a California based rock and roll band that blures the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia. Sanctuary is Achilles Wheel’s fourth CD and includes 13 original songs written by Paul Kamm and Johnny Mojo in the great Achilles Wheel style fans have come to know and love. Recorded at Ancient Wave Studios in Nevada City, the CD will be available for purchase for $15. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 at the Door. Standing / dancing show with limited seating available. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op. Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.
The Achilles Wheel sound comes across as both Old School and New School and is riddled with great songwriting. Supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. The idealism that they embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely and have a good time, and in the end, hopefully matter. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.
With the release of their third studio recording, ‘Devil In The Yard’, Achilles Wheel is also waving the flag for Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Rusty Stringfield), who came to the AW studio in Nevada City to record a couple of songs, but after playing on every track he left as the new Achilles Wheel keys man. He joins Jonny Mojo Flores on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm on guitar and vocals, Shelby Snow on bass and vocals, Mark McCartney on drums and vocals and Gary Campus on drums and percussion.
Kat Walkerson and Mik Bondy of the Garcia Project formed Acoustically Speaking, a special duo after realizing what a magical thing happened when they sang and played together.
Listen to the music and feel the love and energy that reminds us all about the wonderful, cosmic scene revolving around The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.
Kat and Mik have performed live with Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), David Gans (Grateful Dead XM Radio Host) and Tom Constanten (Keyboardist for The Grateful Dead).