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 »
Thanks to Tyler Blue of Nevada City’s Crazy Horse for this inspiring and creative review of a two-night show, December, 2017. The Horse and the Wheel: The Magic is Real
Achilles Wheel was a fave among the many incredible artists at HSMF 2017 for these festival goers and journalists: https://www.tahoeonstage.com/festivals/top-pics-high-sierra/ and Tales from the Tent – High Sierra Music Festival 2017
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! 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 »
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
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 »
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!
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.
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.
Follow the link below for the published article on a recent AW show in Marin County: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/achilles-wheel-peris-bar-review
The boys are currently in the studio trying to figure out again just how much music will fit onto a new CD. Release date TBA soon! To our fans in the Northwest: we extend our greetings and will look forward to seeing you in May! And as we roll into 2015 keep your eye on the… Read more »
AW’s “Stones to Sand” hits #9 on Jambase’s Radio Charts: http://www.jambands.com/radio-charts/2014/09/26/speed-of-life-speeds-to-the-top
“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’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
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 »
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 »
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 »