Achilles Wheel Hits the Right Notes with Stones To Sand

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by Deborah Grabien, October 28, 2014 Recently, a friend of mine asked me casually what I was listening to. When I said I was putting together a review for Achilles Wheel’s new CD, Stones To Sand, his response was an immediate “Awesome! Those guys can play!” Since the friend in question is a pretty damned… Read more »

Achilles Wheel: Rising Up to Paradise

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A great review of AW’s August 8 show at the Crazy Horse in Nevada City…. Here is an excerpt: “This is why people cherish a cover band at the top of their game. In that time and space, it feels as close to the original as you can get. In some cases, perhaps even better…. Read more »

Paul Kamm on Jams Plus

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Listen to Paul talk about Achilles Wheel with Dale Taylor of Jams Plus Media. Jams Plus started as a radio show that showcased all live cuts from Jam Bands and the artists and musicians that influence them.  The show was created by local DJ Dale Taylor of Mobile, AL.  Its first broadcast in May 2001 was on… Read more »

Paul Kamm on “Madison’s (WI) Progressive Talk”

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Listen to Achilles Wheel’s own Paul Kamm talking about the new album and life with Stu Levitan on his hit Madison, WI, radio show on WXXM, 92.1. Stay tuned for Jonny Mojo’s interview with Stu coming soon!   For more about Stu’s show: http://www.themic921.com/onair/books-and-beats-with-stu-levitan-28981/

Achilles Wheel Featured on The Grateful Web

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Read the outstanding review of AW’s Stones to Sand album online at The Grateful Web. The Grateful Web now has more followers than any other Grateful Dead-related site. http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/achilles-wheel-stones-sand-new-music-review

Achilles Wheel: Ringing in Summer with Stones to Sand

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Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Tyler Blue in Crazy Horse Blog We’ve never needed a special occasion for people to get excited about seeing Achilles Wheel at the Crazy Horse. On June 20 and 21st, we had two occasions to up the ante on the celebration – Summer Solstice and the release of… Read more »

The Union Newspaper Celebrates “Stones to Sand”

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The band’s new album, called “Stones To Sand,” documents the continuing songwriting emergence/growth of an outfit that at first glance would seem to belong in the Grateful Dead, Phish, jam-band mold, but on closer inspection reveals itself to be a group of seasoned pros smack dab in the middle of plotting their own course, defining… Read more »

Buy the New Album in Advance!

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Thank you to all of our Stones to Sand fundraiser contributors so far! And now until June 20 you can easily pre purchase your Stones to Sand CD on our Indiegogo page. That way we can reach our goal faster and give you a CD when it’s done. Win-Win….thanks again! And don’t forget to mark your calendar… Read more »

Help Make the New Achilles Wheel CD a Reality!

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The boys are back in the studio and working on their next CD,  “Stones To Sand”.  But they need your help! DONATE NOW! Producing and promoting ‘Stones To Sand’ is the group’s commitment to using their voice and music in a positive way. At the core of Achilles Wheel is the philosophy and the goal… Read more »

Achilles Wheel to Perform at 2014 WorldFest

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THANK YOU FANS! Because of your votes, Achilles Wheel has been chosen to be included in the 2014 WorldFest. The 18th annual California WorldFest takes place July 10-13 at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA. Featured bands include Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, Claire Lynch Band, and more. Achilles Wheel is set to… Read more »

Achilles Wheel CD Release Party Announced

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Achilles Wheel is excited to announce that their next CD will be celebrated at a release party on June 20 & 21 at the Crazy Horse Saloon in their hometown of Nevada City, CA. Stay tuned for more news about the event and Achilles Wheel’s new CD! Check out the Achilles Wheel calendar for more… Read more »

Achilles Wheel Featured in March Relix

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We’re excited to share the news that Achilles Wheel is not only featured in the March 2014 issue of Relix magazine, but our latest song, “Let the Dream Begin,” is included on the CD Sampler that comes with the issue. Achilles Wheel’s newest song celebrates the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington and Martin… Read more »

Reviews on “13 Hours” from Europe!

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Achilles Wheel - Thirteen Hours

Achilles Wheel manages to really get a live feeling on this disc…(13 Hours)…and theyʼre not afraid to jam a bit. ʻThis is Lifeʼ could have been over in a couple minutes but keeps going for eight, and the best part is that it doesnʼt feel like too much! Roger Bengtsson, Ikon webzine – Sweden  … Read more »

Let The Dream Begin…a new song out by Achilles Wheel

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On the 50th anniversary of the ‘March On Washington’, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspiring and timeless ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, Achilles Wheel would like to acknowledge the many who have continued to believe in the dream of overcoming oppression and tyranny. This song was written a couple years ago when the news was… Read more »

Camp Mather, California

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Jonny has been working tirelessly as a volunteer at the Strawberry Music Festival, both Spring and Fall, for something like 7 years. So it was with some trepidation that Achilles Wheel agreed to play a show on May 25th at the Crystal Bay Club, at Stateline in Nevada on the beautiful shores of Lake Tahoe,… Read more »

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We woke yesterday to the great news that Achilles Wheel has been asked to play The Strawberry Music Festival this Friday. This is a very last minute thing, and due to the unfortunate cancellation of the band Brown Bird. We will do our best to honor them and also to honor this opportunity to bring… Read more »

Get Your Wheels Up

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One of the most beautiful things about being a traveler is having the chance to meet new people and learn their story. As traveling musicians we are constantly subjecting others to our thing, and while that’s usually pretty great, it’s a gift to us to be drawn into the lives of those we are meeting… Read more »

One Love

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Tonight is one of mixed blessings. Achilles Wheel is a family that includes several generations, and so we are again confronting the need to gather around another dear friend who is suffering the reality of being an aging primate, and will be talking this week to doctors and others about what can be done when… Read more »

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Achilles Wheel, from the beginning… I discovered the magic of music when the cook at my summer camp handed me his guitar one night and showed me the chords to a few new songs that we all liked. That story has been repeated a million times or more before and since, but it’s the truth… Read more »

What we are hearing from our fans…

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This keeps the Wheel rolling…Thanks for all your feedback and encouragement!! This is from one of our new fans…                      Damn! You guys burned that old grange hall down last night!!!! Thank you so much for coming to our little backwoods! My husband and I are… Read more »