Shannon Wheeler GROWLER

Featuring: Scott Vestal, Sierra Hull, Glen Waller and Justin Tomlin.

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Western Virginia fiddler Shannon Wheeler has released a debut EP album. It’s called Growler, and features 4 fiddle tunes (2 of them originals), and a vocal.

Wheeler is an active road and session player in the Virginia/North Carolina scene, and has toured on the national scene with The Churchmen and Larry Keel.

Not one to fear being upstaged on his first solo project, Shannon enlisted grade-A soloists Scott Vestal on banjo and Sierra Hull on mandolin to assist in the studio. Virginia standouts Glenn Waller and Jason Tomlin handle guitar and bass respectively.

This short set of tunes finds Wheeler at home with old time, bluegrass and contest-style fiddle. The title track is a powerful three-part tune he wrote with a strong Monroe/Baker vibe. It’s a real showcase, of the sort that you want to start over as soon as it ends.Read more.

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