“New Wheel”: Iron Springs Brewery Announces Release of an Achilles Wheel – New Monsoon Beer!

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Iron Springs Brewery of Fairfax and San Rafael is releasing “New Wheel”, an India Pale Lager to celebrate the dual headline shows with NorCal jamband favorites, Achilles Wheel and New Monsoon. The two bands perform February 14 (Auburn’s Odd Fellows) and February 15 (Terrapin Crossroads). New Wheel will be on tap at Terrapin Crossroads as… Read more »

Achilles Wheel Wins Sacramento Sammie!

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This year, more than 40,000 votes were cast in Sacramento News & Review’s Sacramento Area Music Awards, far exceeding participation the past four years. More than 250 artists were nominated in 29 categories in the 27th SAMMIES awards. Achilles Wheel went home with the award for the World Music category. Says SN&R: “Genres can’t really contain… Read more »

Achilles Wheel Wins 2016 Band of the Year!

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Congrats to Achilles Wheel for winning 2016 Band of the Year through 101.5 KTKE Tahoe Truckee radio. AW was up against some very fine bands: Coburn Station, Sneaky Creatures, Dead Winter Carpenters, Forget the Roses, Paul David & The Drivers, The Blues Monsters, Drop Theory, The Wrinkle, & Carolyn Wonderland were all in the mix.  Thanks for… Read more »

Vote Achilles Wheel as Band of the Year

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Vote Achilles Wheel as BAND OF THE YEAR! 101.5FM, Tahoe/Truckee’s great radio station, is hosting this contest and we need your help. You’ll have a chance between now and Tuesday, Sept 6 to vote:http://www.truckeetahoeradio.com/music-awards/ Please share this! (And don’t forget to come to our free show – on the beach – at Kings Beach Beach… Read more »

Online Journal Reviews Devil in the Yard

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  Another fabulous review of the new album, Devil in the Yard. Check it out on Deborah Grabien’s online journal of roots music called “No Depression” : http://nodepression.com/album-review/fantastic-followup-achilles-wheel

Latest Reviews from Europe

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From Swedish record company, Skivbolog: “Nevada City gang Achilles Wheel greatly impressed us with both the debut of 13 Hours (2013) and follow-up, Stone To Sand (2014) . Now, thirteen new songs on the new Devil in the Yard, and I think it’s at least as good as before. Roots rock with country vibes, Americana with smart… Read more »

Devil in the Yard reviewed on Grateful Web

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The new Achilles Wheel CD, “Devil in the Yard,” is out March 19. You’ll be sure to want to read this fabulous review of the band’s third album by Dylan Muhlberg: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/achilles-wheel-devil-yard-review And we’ll see you at the Miners Foundry, Nevada City on March 19 for the CD release party!  

AW Earns Live Music Award

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Congrats to Achilles Wheel! The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce has awarded the band with the 2015 Live Music Award. Members of the band will be presented with the award at a celebration in January.

Update on NEW Achilles Wheel CD

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The band has had such a busy and successful summer, it has left little time for recording! But they are anxious to record their new music. Expect a new CD out before the end of the year.

AW Reviewed by Germany’s Good Times Magazine

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“Even more colorful, more quirky and much more interesting is Achilles Wheel’s 2nd album Stones To Sand. Of course they are foster children of the Grateful Dead, but what makes them unique is the laid back nonchalance and how they perform their songs!  Ideas, played in just seconds by other bands, are celebrated over the… Read more »

Achilles Wheel – News From Europe

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Achilles Wheel’s latest album, Stones to Sand, is the “Album of the Week” on Sweden’s music website, Hemifran. For the reviews: http://hemifran.com/album.html