"All aboard!" . STEEL & WOOD is a Bluegrass band based in Petoskey, Michigan. We offer heartfelt, traditional music with roots emanating from Southern Appalachia and harkening back to American railroad culture. We have developed a repertoire spanning the works of Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Jim and Jesse McReynolds and many others, with a sampling of original tunes, classic country and folk/rock selections.
STEEL & WOOD members include John A. Neiswander - lead guitar, Irene Kazmers -fiddle/guitar, Dave Eggebrecht - mandolin/fiddle, Paul Bachleda - banjo, Kathy Tuinoff - upright bass and Bud Vanderberg - resonator guitar
Our CD, "ALONG THE TRACK", consisting of 16 "first take" traditional Bluegrass recordings, was reviewed:
“...So credit STEEL & WOOD with conveying these songs with the authenticity and awareness that make for essential elements in this rootsy regimen. ALONG THE TRACK is a textbook lesson in both credence and conviction.”
- Lee Zimmerman, BLUEGRASS TODAY