"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 and vocals, Irene Kazmers of Petoskey on fiddle, guitar and vocals, Bruce Walker of Mason and East Jordan on mandolin and vocals, and John Hussey on upright bass.
We enjoyed performing during Summer 2019 at venues including Blissfest, Junegrass in Lowell, FarmFest Johannesburg, Dunesville in Lake Ann, Charlotte Ross - CrookedTree Arts Center (CTAC) Summer Music series in Petsokey, East Jordan Music in the Park, Stroll the Streets in Boyne City, Street Musique in Harbor Springs, and the Buckley Old Engine Show. We are looking forward to playing Fall 2019 at Kentuckians of Michigan in Romulus and again at Red Sky Stage!
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)