Steel Wheels Song Premiere and Album Giveaway

Juli Thanki | April 15th, 2013

steelwheelsThe Steel Wheels’ third album, No More Rain, which comes out tomorrow, might be their strongest record yet. The Virginia-based Americana band, centered around frontman Trent Wagler’s instantly recognizable voice, deliver well-written originals (and a fine Tom Waits cover) backed by sharp acoustic arrangements. The result is an album that immediately feels as comfortable as a favorite pair of well-worn jeans.

We’ve got three copies of No More Rain to give away to some lucky Engine 145 readers. To enter our contest, leave a comment on this post before 8 a.m. Eastern on Friday, April 19. Winners will be notified by email, so be sure to use a valid address.

  1. Pierce
    April 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I need some tunes for my road trip this summer!

  2. Alicia
    April 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm


  3. Amy Cave
    April 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I absolutely love these fellows. They are so friendly and are amazing musicians/vocalists. I can’t wait for the release of this album. I have all their other albums!

  4. Rick Thompson
    April 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I can’t wait to hear what the boys have in store for all of us fans. I love me some Steel Wheels!

  5. Jon
    April 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I would love a copy of this!

  6. Korinne
    April 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Love you guys!! Can’t wait till your back in Ohio ;)

  7. Alana
    April 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I love the Steel Wheels! Missed them when they came to Ann Arbor, but a copy of their new album would help the hurt.

  8. Susan
    April 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I had to miss the sold-out show in Ann Arbor, so I would love a copy of the new CD!

  9. Jena Skinner
    April 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I love these guys! I hope I win :)

  10. Leeann Ward
    April 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Sounds like an album geared toward my taste. This song is good.

  11. Jesse
    April 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I dig these guys. My wife and I got to be in the “crowd” for the making of the “Red Wing” music video. I would love to win a copy of the new album!

  12. Darrell Todd
    April 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Having seen The Steel Wheels last fall at the Winfield Walnut Valley Festival at 5 of their 6 performances, I am now their biggest fan in Oklahoma City. I have been touting the joys of listening and seeing the Steel Wheels live ever since. Looking forward to seeing them again next fall in Winfield, KS.

  13. Mike Selckmann
    April 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I go to every concert in the MD area. Great guys, great music!

  14. Jay Gordon
    April 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Cannot wait for this new album!

  15. Jason
    April 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Awesome tunes, by awesome folks…

  16. Brittany
    April 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    My husband and I first saw the Steel Wheels on Mountain Stage, and we’ve been fans ever since!

  17. Rachel
    April 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    What could be better than free music?! This album is fantastic.

  18. Will Stidham
    April 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Love these guys music!!

  19. Elle Bee
    April 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Pick me! Pick me! Im already halfway to heaven from all the lay down, lay low’n. Id put no more rain to good use. PS) Love the song above.

  20. Arlene
    April 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I’d love a copy of their latest CD. They put on a great show a couple of months ago at City Winery in NYC.

  21. Marty
    April 15, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Love the Steel Wheels, looking forward to hearing their new album!

  22. Stephanie
    April 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Been following this band for a few years and love their music. Would love to add this to the collection.

  23. Sandy
    April 15, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Whether it be at Polly’s house concert in Palmyra, the Southern in Charlottesville, a winery in Nelson County, or at Festy… Steel Wheels exemplify the honey bear spirit!

  24. Janelle
    April 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these gentlemen perform twice now in Red Deer, Alberta! We thoroughly enjoyed sharing their incredible energy and unique Rock-a-billy sound! These guys are AWESOME!!

  25. erica
    April 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Yes to everything related to The Steel Wheels.

  26. kristin
    April 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm


  27. Michael
    April 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Would like to win a copy so I can give it to someone who can’t really afford new music. Thanks!

  28. Diane Livick
    April 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Love our Wheels. JUST heard “No More Rain” on WUMB this morning! WHOOT!

  29. Jessica
    April 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Love listening to Lay Down Lay Low on vinyl… need more Steel Wheels in my life.

  30. Kurt A
    April 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I saw them in concert recently and the new songs are great. Thanks for making this offer.

  31. Donna G
    April 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    So looking forward to this release and to seeing you all 7/31 when you will be here in Hartland, WI for a live performance. Can hardly wait!!

  32. david
    April 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    ready for festival season!

  33. Heather
    April 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Really looking forward to the new album! :)

  34. Allison
    April 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I got to see them perform twice at The Purple Fiddle! Great music.

  35. MIchelle Flanary-Moore
    April 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Love these fellas! Can’t Wait To Hear This!!

  36. G Largent
    April 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Love the sound, come back to St Louis -

  37. troy gipson
    April 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Win or loose, I am going to get this album..

  38. Donna Criswell
    April 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Can’t wait to see you in CT.. Sharon Gath and myself, and my brother!
    Awesome music from genuinely beautiful artists..

  39. Elizabeth
    April 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Recently a fan, would LOVE some tunes for summer road trips!

  40. Patty
    April 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I discovered these guys sometime last year, still looking for a chance to see them live! Would love a copy of their newest release.

  41. Greg H.
    April 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Cannot wait to get the new CD!

  42. Cathy
    April 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    No end to my love for these guys! Besides I can’t let Jesse get this album first this time!!:-)

  43. Tom Paciocco
    April 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I would love to win the new CD! Hurry back to VA guys – we miss you!

  44. Ron Ramsey
    April 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    fingers crossed – love hearing your music!

  45. Pam S
    April 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I hope I win! Need some news tunes for this summer!

  46. Jonathan Pappalardo
    April 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Sounds like it’ll be a great album.

  47. Brave Thunder Hear Woman
    April 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you on May 17, in WVA at the Shepherdstown Opera House. If I win your new CD, my collection of your albums will be omplete.

  48. Travis Devnew
    April 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    This would be great for the fest coming up, not to mention my birthday tomorrow!!!

  49. Mary Lott
    April 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Love, love, love! You can never have enough Steel Wheels!

  50. Mandy
    April 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Would be a great pick me up after a long winter.

  51. Ethan
    April 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    You guys are great.

  52. Rich
    April 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Hope to see you this summer!

  53. Cindy Moore
    April 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I think you guys have an amazing sound and talent and I can’t wait to hear the new CD!

  54. Sheryl Dubois
    April 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Loved hearing you perform in Edson! I hope I win the album.

  55. toviah morris spencer
    April 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    big local fan! extra special when we heard them at mockingbird on 11.11.11 after my husband and i eloped that day. in january, we had our ceremony on the stage. (sadly, mockingbird has closed but we were the only wedding to take place there.) can’t wait to hear this new album live!

  56. d heckman
    April 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Can’t wait for the new album!!!

  57. Jackie
    April 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Three Cheers (or four) for the Steel Wheels!

  58. Eric
    April 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I still don’t have power from Sandy. I still don’t have running water from Nemo. But I still love me some Wheels.

  59. Rick
    April 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Who in the hell are all these people? Did someone tweet about this or post a link on the Steel Wheels Facebook page? Crikey mate, we’ve been invaded!

    Sure, I’d like to hear this although based upon the number of entries thus far the odds of that happening are pretty slim. Oh well…

  60. Trent
    April 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Can’t wait for this album. You guys are amazing!

  61. Wyndi
    April 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Can’t get enough of the Steel Wheels! I have to listen to them atleast once a day !

  62. Dee
    April 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I might be part of the older crowd, but their music still moves me!

  63. Lisa VanDonsel
    April 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Love The Steel Wheels!

  64. Susan
    April 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Luv you all! Need this cd to go with the others!

  65. Sue
    April 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I was an IMMEDIATE fan when one of my cyber friends introduced me to The Steel Wheels. Bought a cd that day and never looked back. Love this band!

  66. Sam Pierre
    April 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Just need a copy of the CD to write a review as I did for the last 2.

  67. Joan Wingfield
    April 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I would love to win! I need to this for my drive each day:)

  68. Sarah Pope
    April 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I adore the Steel wheels and look forward to this new album!!

  69. Jean bertelsen
    April 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the new album.

  70. Barbara
    April 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Love The Steel Wheels! Great music and inspiring also.

  71. Kim
    April 15, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Love you guys, can’t wait to hear the new music.

  72. Solongsowrong
    April 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I get to see them next month at the Gettysburg festival.

  73. John & Missy Tedford
    April 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    We fell in love with you at Fayetteville Roots Fest!

    We enjoyed you, front & center, at George’s Majestic Lounge with 3 Penny Acre earlier this year!!

    Last night we loved 3 Penny Acre’s CD release/party and wish we were coming to yours.

    Keeping an eye on your SOLD OUT touring schedules! Sharing you on FB as you instructed…

    Love from Fayetteville Arkansas! J&M

  74. Kyle G
    April 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Would love to keep my Steel Wheels collection up to date with the latest album.

  75. Caroline MacMillan
    April 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    One cold “spring” Tuesday evening, in northeastern Alberta, I became a follower of the movement that is “Steel Wheels”. Such marvellous talent! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!

  76. nm
    April 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I have an idea — don’t let anyone comment on a giveaway thread unless they also post on another thread. We could get a lot of conversations going that way….

  77. Andrea
    April 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Saw you guys in McCook, NE, and you won me over! Can’t wait for you to visit Nebraska again! Winning a copy of the new album would be pretty cool. :)

  78. Pam Schneider
    April 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Love you guys! Can’t wait to attend the Redwing Festival in July!

  79. Cameron Fairbairn
    April 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I saw the steel wheels on Wednesday! What a privilege! Such great music and clearly wonderful men.

  80. Barry Mazor
    April 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    How many of you folks DO read the writing and discussions on this site, anyhow? Inquiring minds want to know.

  81. Leeann Ward
    April 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm


  82. Leeann Ward
    April 15, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I sure hope you all will come back and read this excellent site on a regular basis now.

  83. Bobby Davis
    April 15, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    We love The Steel Wheels!

  84. Brad Davis
    April 15, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Loved the first two albums. Can’t wait to hear this one.

  85. Jonathan Pappalardo
    April 15, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Was just thinking the same thing when I saw the 80 comments! Come back more often and comment everyone!

  86. Avett Fan
    April 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Great song.

  87. Luckyoldsun
    April 16, 2013 at 2:33 am

    I’ve been a big fan of “Steel Wheels” since….Oh, is it 25 years? Almost. “Mixed Emotions,” “Rock and a Hard Place,”…Their best work since “Tattoo You.”

  88. Barry Mazor
    April 16, 2013 at 4:43 am

    I loved that “Stuck in the Middle with You.” Kind of sounded like the illegitimate son of Marlene Dietrich and Jack Elliott.

  89. Leeann Ward
    April 16, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Hahaha, Barry.

  90. Jon
    April 16, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I saw these guys at The Festy last year. Pretty good!

  91. Jon
    April 16, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I saw you guys this past summer at the bethlehem steel stacks in PA. Ever since, I listen regularly. I would love a copy!

  92. carol
    April 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Does it include tickets to the Red Wing Roots Music Festival?!

  93. Ben Foster
    April 16, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Hi :)

  94. Richard
    April 16, 2013 at 11:36 am

    That’s a lot of comments.

  95. betty
    April 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Only thing better than seeing a live performance, is listening to their CD and dreaming of the next live performance.

  96. ccdixon
    April 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    @Barry Mazor, I read the site, but typically stay in lurker mode. Awesome to see so many Steel Wheels fans posting. (I don’t need to be counted in the contest – I pre-ordered a copy.)

  97. Kathy Neufeld Dunn
    April 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    LOVE Steel Wheels. They are GREAT in person, as well as recorded.

  98. Tracy Roth
    April 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I would love to win anything done by these guys! Their talents shines everywhere! Love the music, and can’t wait to see them again!

  99. plain_jo
    April 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Love the Steel Wheels. Got to see them in concert last summer for the first time in Ohio. Rain In The Valley is my absolute favorite. It soothes my soul every time i hear it.

  100. Brianna
    April 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Figured I ought to throw my hat in… I’ve been living in southeast Asia and few things make me feel quite at home like listening to the Steel Wheels.

  101. Marcy
    April 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I have fallen in love with this band in the last year… looking forward to hearing the new album, AND the festival!

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