Achilles Wheel is a California band that blurs the lines between genres with a mix of infectious high energy dance beats and stark lyrical ballads. Roots Rock storytelling combined with dance hall psychedelia.
Much like life itself, their music breathes in and out with joy and pain, hurtling forward like a wheel, intent on hope and love. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. The harsh light of the modern world does not diminish their idealism as we struggle to live free and have a good time… and in the end – hopefully make a difference. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times, the here and now.
The Wheel began 2018 with the release of their 4th studio album “Sanctuary”. From sweaty dance halls to intimate acoustic shows, the band never tires of relating to their audience and will keep playing until the conversation is complete.
“These Sierra Mountain improvisational-spirited rockers never paid much mind as to how other “jam-bands” do it, nor do they let their influences determine their sound.” – The Grateful Web
The Friends of Achilles Wheel Highway Cleanup is a monthly volunteer event dedicated to picking up trash along the road in the band’s hometown of Nevada City. Battle against the rogue litter that inexplicably escapes from people’s cars and you’ll earn a ticket to the next show!
Check the events page on the site and the Achilles Wheel Facebook for updates on upcoming shows and cleanup events; don’t forget to follow them on their new Instagram account: @achilleswheelband for more original content from the band.
“For fairly obvious reasons, I hear from a lot of so called jam bands. Non have impressed me the way Achilles Wheel did. They certainly can jam- Paul’s rhythm guitar is first rate and Jonny’s lead can make a stone dance. But what so many jam bands lack AW has in spades, namely, truly excellent song – writing, primarily from Paul but from other member, too. Lyrics and melodies both – these are songs you remember – and will.”
Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead Publicist and Author