Steel Wound is an acoustic quartet from the North Okanagan.
Trading lead vocals, blending four part harmonies, chopping chords and picking a variety of strings, Steel Wound cycles through a repertoire that reaches back to the 1800s. They present thoughtful original tunes and semi-obscure alt-roots jazzy country blues, citing influences as varied as Fred Eaglesmith, Mississippi John Hurt, John Prine, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Leon Redbone, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many others.
Steel Wound released their first CD, Last Dance at the Starlight Lounge in 2014. It presents eight originals by songwriter Kerry Parks, along with four characteristic cover tunes.
In 2017, Kerry Parks released a second CD, Farther Along, with Steel Wound and Friends. It contains ten originals and three covers: new story songs, message tunes, laughs and tears.
Steel Wound is:
Kerry Parks on lead and harmony vocals, guitar, dobro, banjo and harmonica, croaks out the blues, croons sweet ballads, or lays out what he likes to call message tunes in a voice that rasps or rumbles, with a passion gentle or righteous.
Paul Fisher on lead and harmony vocals, guitars, lap steel and mandolin, has been playing country and rockabilly guitar for over 40 years. Paul teaches guitar and plays it cool in his spare time.
Jim Leonard, on acoustic bass and harmony vocals, is is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, busy playing organ for choirs and electric bass for jazz combos. Jim's latest opera was performed at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre in the in spring of 2019.
Charlie Fisher on drums and vocals has been drumming for close to 60 years. He’s come full circle; he’s just about as good now as when he started out. A prisoner of honky-tonks, hockey club dances, and similar centres of high culture, he maintains a love of music of all sorts.
With an obvious enjoyment for the music they make, Steel Wound puts a new twist on the old ones, and make the new ones sound comfortably familiar.
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