Achilles Wheel

Achilles Wheel

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Achilles Wheel is a band out of Nevada City CA. With several great festivals under their belts, (Kate Wolf, DOTC, Fire on the Mountain etc...), Achilles Wheel is tuned up for a rigorous regional expansion.The band features exceptional vocals,and driving rhythms..sure to make you get up and DANCE!!.

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Biography

Achilles Wheel, based in the foothills of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada, is a high energy
Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, featuring award winning original material
played on numerous stringed instruments and a whole truck load of drums. In the wake of their
breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages
all across California and is poised to travel much further in the coming year.
The fiery epicenter of Achilles Wheel’s sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals,
surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass and vocals, and Gary Campus and
Mark McCartney on drums and vocals. Their debut CD, ’13 Hours’ was recorded at the historic
Nevada Theater in Nevada City in, well...13 hours, since the band believes so strongly in the
chemistry of it’s live performances. AW’s follow up to 13 hours will be out this winter since the
groups songwriters, Paul, Jonny and Shelby have been busy and inspired by this new project, and
the bands live shows feature a lot of fresh new material.
And as original songs go, Achilles Wheel’s are some of the most accessible around and will stay
with you long after the excitement of the show is over. These writers have been acknowledged
by many of the biggest music festivals in the country including Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky
Mtn. Folk. Most recently Achilles Wheel was a finalist with their song ‘Got A Tattoo’ in the
‘Race to TRI’ song contest, which many on the West Coast will recognize as a premier audio/
video production studio run by Bob Weir.
So if you love to dance and celebrate life, come see an Achilles Wheel show and make a joyful
noise. We’ll be waiting...
Peace
Paul Kamm - Guitar / Lead Vocals
Paul Kamm is best known as a singer/songwriter, having won awards from the prestigious Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mtn. music festivals as part of the internationally recognized modern folk duo, Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald. http://www.kammmac.com . At home in large venues like the Strawberry, Kerrville or Kate Wolf music festivals, a late night ‘in the round’ tribute to Woody Guthrie with folks they greatly admire like Jackson Browne, Eliza Gilkyson, Steve Earle and Jimmy Lafave, or in the small intimate setting of a living room house concert, Paul and Eleanore sing with the same voice. One that is personal and unguarded… a voice draped in stark and ethereal harmonies that are as welcoming as the crackling warmth of a fire. Since 1987 Paul and Eleanore have independently produced 9 albums of original music, receiving critical acclaim from all of the various trade reviewers worldwide. Music from these CDs are played on NPR, Community, College and Public radio stations the world over as well as on internet and satellite radio. They’ve been featured in Sing Out! Magazine, Air America, Democracy Now!... ’Josephine’, from the CD ‘Fool’s Paradise’, was used at a multimedia event in 2002, commemorating the events of 9/11/2001 at Ground Zero in NYC. They’ve been seen on PBS performing on a few episodes of the ‘California Heartland’ series, and have had their song ‘Calling on Love’ used in a PBS ‘Visionaries’ segment. Most recently their song, ‘The Dark Seed’ is to be featured in a upcoming documentary film by Aaron Lucich, ‘We Are What We Eat’, and their rendition of Kate Wolf’s song ‘Unfinished Life’ is included on Nina Gerber’s latest CD ‘Good Music With Good People…Live at the Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival’. This folk and roots tradition has run a parallel course over 30 years with his involvement with Rock and Roll and World music, and Paul is well known as one of the most energetic and hard driving rhythm guitarists you’ll ever see, as well as a powerful singer and songwriter in these genres.

Jonny "Mojo" Flores - Guitar / Lead Vocals
Coming from Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills, Jonny has created quite a name in his local area. Jonny has been noted in the Mountain Democrat as “Placerville's hardest working musician – hands down.” Performing at many venues, Mojo plays at local wineries, cafes, and bars. In addition to local venues, Mojo has also performed at festivals including the Summer Solstice Music Festival, American River Music Festival, Hangtown Halloween Ball, and the Northern California Blues Festival. Jonny Mojo has also opened for acts such as Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers, Joe Craven, Dan Crary, and Izabella; and has co-billed music festivals with artists such as Jackie Greene, Bill Kreutzmann, Scott Law, Melvin Seals/JGB, and Railroad Earth. With a foundation in blues, Jonny Mojo transcends genres blending rock, folk, fusion, bluegrass, jam band styles and more. What really shines through in a performance is his heart
felt passion for music.

Shelby Snow - Bass / Vocals
Began playing violin at the age of 12 (1970) under the tutelage of Bob Stern. Bass seemed more of a fit, so began bass lessons under Stern for several months. Self taught until enr

Discography

Achilles Wheel, Thirteen Hours, released 2011, available now: www.achilleswheel.com and www.cdbaby.com/achilleswheel
Thirteen Hours is also available in download format at CD Baby.

Set List

Original songs:
This is Life - Paul Kamm (PK)
Down in the Mine - Jonny "Mojo" Flores (JMF)
Got a tattoo - PK
First Step in the Wrong Direction - PK
Don't be Late - JMF
Illithia - PK
Keep the Weight Off Your Back - JMF
Let Love Remain - PK
Moonshine - JMF
Slow Train - JMF
Monkey House - PK
Comin' Home - JMF
Careless Son - PK
Black Sarah - PK
Too Little Too Late - PK
Listen to your Heart - PK
Babylon by Morning - PK
Celebrate Today - PK
Takes a Little Music - JMF
Bottle is Dry - PK
Let's Stay Together - PK
Seventh Ocean - PK & JMF
Let it Ride - PK
Stone to Sand - JMF
Achilles Wheel performs virtually the entire Grateful Dead catalog (in small doses)

Cover songs that Paul sings:
Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
You Can't always Get What You Want - Rolling stones
All Over Now
Ballad Of John And Yoko - John Lennon
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Big River
Crow On The Cradle
California Stars - Woody Guthrie
Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams
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