Instrument(s): Guitar, banjo, songwriting
Style(s)/Genres: Folk, Singer-songwriter, Old-time, Bluegrass, Rock
Trent Wagler is a professional touring musician with the Americana band, The Steel Wheels. Since 2010 the band has released 6 studio albums and toured internationally and across the US building a community of fans and friends wherever they go. Trent sings, plays guitar, banjo, and writes songs that have earned The Steel Wheels numerous Independent Music awards (IMAs) and top 40 radio play on the Folk/Americana charts. Trent’s songs have been featured on American Songwriter, Billboard, Paste, and NPR music. In 2013, The Steel Wheels helped found the Red Wing Roots Music Festival in Mt. Solon, VA to cultivate and celebrate great music culture in the Shenandoah Valley.
Musical dream (or any personal fun fact): It's just to connect. Music is about connection, and it's a language that needs little explanation, because it does the work for us. I think if I can live my life connecting through songs and helping others do the same, I'll have achieved my musical dream.
photo credit: Harvey Robinson (black and white)
photo credit: Lara Ressler Horst (pink backdrop)