ABOUT US

"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.

STEEL & WOOD band members include

John A. Neiswander of Petoskey on lead guitar/vocals,

Irene Kazmers of Petoskey on fiddle/guitar/vocals,

Paul Bachleda of Bay City on banjo/vocals,

Dave Eggebrecht of Eastport on mandolin/fiddle and Kathy Tuinhoff of Petoskey on upright bass/vocals. 

We have appreciated the collaboration, as well, of

John Belfy of Wolverine on upright bass/vocals and

Bud Vanderberg of Petoskey on dobro/pedal steel guitar/vocals

Photography by chaos in the woods, 2017

Our CD, "Along the Track", consisting of 16 "first take" traditional Bluegrass recordings, was reviewed in Bluegrass Today: “...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 (3/26/19 issue)