An Electric Tumbleweed is rolling through the western terrain, leaving a kaleidoscope of fresh musical intrigue. This blend of Psychedelic Rock, Outlaw Country, and soulful Americana is a new phenomenon fueled by many years of collective experience.
Founded in 2019 by members rooted in Bluegrass, Country, and Psychedelic Rock, the music is a hard driving mixture of twangy guitar and psychedelic noise, held together by a steady rhythm section with the whine of the pedal steel layered in between it all.
Electric Tumbleweed has maintained steady momentum in the Northern California music scene and has backed David Nelson (New Riders of the Purple Sage) on multiple occasions. Barry Sless (Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir and The Wolf Brothers) and Dave Zirbel (Sammy Hagar Band) are regular pedal steel players in the group and Scott Guberman has been making more and more appearances on keys. We aim to keep our goals high, and to perform high quality music; focusing on writing and arranging new songs, and booking future tour dates. E.T. released their debut full-length album in October 2021, which features Sam Bush (New Grass Revival, Emmylou Harris), Barry Sless, Dave Zirbel , and Lester and Dylan Chambers (The Chambers Brothers). The album features the artwork of legendary artist Stanley Mouse (The Grateful Dead) and Jennae Bennett (Noodle ARTifacts) and was engineered and mastered by Grammy winning Oz Fritz (The Ramones, Tom Waits, Primus).
Achilles Wheel is a California band that blurs the lines between genres with a mix of infectious high energy dance beats and stark lyrical ballads. Roots Rock storytelling combined with dance psychedelia. Much like life itself, their music breathes in and out with joy and pain, hurtling forward like a wheel, intent on hope and love. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. Their idealism is not diminished by the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live free and have a good time…and in the end – hopefully make a difference. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times – to the here and now.