The Steel Wheels, 3 Penny Acre set to perform at George’s Tuesday

The Steel Wheels

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One of the out-of-town bands that blew people away during the 2012 Fayetteville Roots Festival will be back in town Tuesday night.

The Steel Wheels, who performed two sets at the festival and who also led some festival-goers on a Saturday morning bike ride along the city’s trail system, are set to perform at George’s Majestic Lounge on Tuesday, Jan. 22 with locals 3 Penny Acre.

The band, based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, plays Americana music heavily rooted in blues, bluegrass, and old-time music.

They have become a staple at Americana festivals over the last few years, performing at The Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, Floydfest, the Albino Skunk Music Festival, the Smoky Hill River Fest and the Fayetteville Roots Festival, to name a few.

3 Penny Acre has also been busy. The band toured steadily in 2012, and just finished recording their upcoming album, Rag and Bone, due out later this year.

3 Penny Acre’s Bryan Hembree, who is also one of the organizers of the Fayetteville Roots Festival, said there may be an informal announcement of a few of the artists set to play the 2013 festival during the show on Tuesday.

“We aren’t quite ready to do the full lineup yet,” said Hembree. “That’s coming soon, but we might announce a few artists that we’re excited about.”

Tickets to the show are $10 at the door or online at George’s ticketing site.

The Steel Wheels – “Lay Down Lay Low”