Leesburg, Va (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
"No More Rain," the just-released studio album from The Steel Wheels, debuted in the Americana Music Association (AMA) Top 40 during the week of April 22, underscoring the growing popularity of the band's customized brand of soulful mountain music.
"No More Rain," recorded and mixed at Stuart Martin Audio's Stonebridge Music Studio in Leesburg, Va., hit the streets on April 16, and a special vinyl edition will be released in late May. The Steel Wheels are backing their latest studio album with a national tour that includes the band's first music festival, Red Wing Roots, July 12-14 in Mt. Solon, Virginia.
"The Steel Wheels have a traditional yet powerful style that fuses Appalachian music and universal themes with their own unique touches," says Stuart Martin, founder of Stuart Martin Audio. "We're very proud to be working with the band, and congratulate them on No More Rain's tremendous debut."
The Harrisonburg, Va.-based band features Trent Wagler’s unmistakable tenor, Eric Brubaker’s lively and evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s thumping upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style. The band tapped Stuart Martin Audio to record and mix its 2012 studio album, "Lay Down, Lay Low.” Embraced by fans and critics alike, the album is an Independent Music Awards Album of the Year nominee. Stuart Martin Audio also recorded and mixed the band's 2011 live album, "Live at Goose Creek."
“Our studio is able to provide an innovative mix of attention to acoustics with a flexible approach to the clients’ sonic goals,” Martin says. "Capturing the Steel Wheels’ crisp, unfiltered sound required intertwining their performance-oriented approach with a modern presentation. We think ‘No More Rain’ achieves this, and it seems both the fans and critics agree."
ABOUT STUART MARTIN AUDIO: Stuart Martin Audio is a full-service audio group that offers in-house and remote audio recording, mixing and mastering. Other recent award-winning albums include The Stray Birds’ (“The Stray Birds”) and Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein’s (“Home From the Mills). In addition to working in recording studios, founder Stuart Martin earned his degree in electrical engineering from UMD and has mixed and recorded at National Public Radio and the Pacifica Network. He has also been a professional musician for more than 23 years. For more information, see http://www.stuartmartinaudio.com.