The Steel Wheels

Plus Post Show DJ set by Brian Burns spinning in Parts & Labor directly after the show

The Steel Wheels

Honey Magpie

Wed Jan 30

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15 Advance / $18 Day of the show / $25 Seats & Eats

This event is all ages

 This show is a SEATS & EATS show, which means there are tickets available for seating in the reserved, seated section. Read more about this on the Seats & Eats ticket section. 

NOTE: Since the seating is reserved for this show, THERE ARE NO GENERAL ADMISSION SEATS available. If you have restrictions and absolutely need a seat, please email showinfo@motorcomusic.com to request access, and we will do what we can. 

The Steel Wheels
The Steel Wheels
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet, their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We Came Here.

The Steel Wheels recorded their album in rural Maine, where producer Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter) owns a recording studio inside a renovated farmhouse from the 18th century. All four band members – Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (upright bass) and Jay Lapp (mandolin) – hunkered down for a week and a half to create Wild As We Came Here.

The band’s name is a tip of the hat to steam-powered trains, industrial progress and the buggies of their Mennonite lineage. Their musical style weaves through Americana and bluegrass, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. By incorporating percussion and keyboards into their recording sessions for the first time, Wild As We Came Here adds new textures to their catalog, as themes of discovery and perseverance run throughout the collection.
Honey Magpie
Honey Magpie
Honey Magpie is an indie-folk trio from the Chapel Hill, NC area. Their sound is both traditional and modern, blending classical string instruments and three-part harmonies with pop, rock, and indie influences. They released their first album, Honey Magpie, in July 2017.

They began playing together as a band when Rachael Hurwitz (vocals, guitar, keyboard) moved to North Carolina in 2014. She recruited Pippa Hoover (cello, vocals) to fill out her original songs about life, love, and travel. Kati Moore (violin, vocals) joined the band in 2015, completing Honey Magpie’s lineup. Pippa and Kati soon also brought original material to the band, expanding Honey Magpie’s repertoire to include a wide variety of nature-inspired songs as well as some traditional and popular covers.

Honey Magpie has played many venues and festivals around the Triangle area, including the Haw River Festival, the Eno River Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, the Burlington Carousel Festival, the Cat’s Cradle Back Room, the Station, the Local 506, the Cave, the Pour House, Kings Barcade, and Mystery Brewing Company in Hillsborough. The band has also played at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville, the Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival in Oriental, and The Whiskey in Wilmington.