Songs About Something: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Tunes in the Round - Host: Paige Clem

Ivy Room Presents

Songs About Something: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Tunes in the Round - Host: Paige Clem

Achilles Wheel Trio

Sun · February 25, 2018

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

$8.00 - $10.00

Songs About Something: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Tunes in the Round - Host: Paige Clem
Songs About Something: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Tunes in the Round - Host: Paige Clem
Americana singer-songwriter, Paige Clem’s arrestingly direct lyrics and velvety, unaffected vocals exude that most elusive of musical qualities — Soul. With a natural gift for connecting with an audience, her roots-infused music is melodic and warm, yet packs a punch with tales of loss and love. In addition to her original music, Paige frequently lends supporting vocals to various Bay Area acts and showcases and sings with the popular Grateful Dead tribute, The Eleven, Bob Dylan/Neil Young tribute, Shakey Zimmerman, the retro/soul tribute, Paige & The Rage. She has shared the stage with members of Dead and Co., Further, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, ALO, Fruition, Anders Osborne, RatDog, Tea Leaf Green, New Monsoon, Moon Alice, Tracorum, Front Country, Midnight North, and Dead Winter Carpenters, and has performed with Melissa Ethridge, moe., Joe Craven, Steve Poltz, Eric McFadden, Scott Pemberton, The Brother's Comatose, Shook Twins, and many more. She has served multiple stints as songwriter-in-residence at The Bazaar Café, hosts the monthly series "Songs About Something" at The Ivy Room in Albany, and has appeared at High Sierra Music Festival, DelFest, Hangtown Halloween Ball, Cuko Rakko Music Festival, and ULUV Music Day. She will be featured in the upcoming documentary, The Creative High, and is currently recording her debut solo album slated to be released in the fall of 2016.
Achilles Wheel Trio
Achilles Wheel Trio
Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo and Shelby Snow are singer/ songwriters and front men of the Northern California Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, Achilles Wheel. As an acoustic trio they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence to a quieter place, combining a bit of Country and Bluegrass to the band’s famously hard driving sound. But it’s the infectious quality of their songwriting that really shines in this setting, and the diverse nature of it as well. Paul and Jonny work off of each other like two sides of the same coin, actively looking for and pushing each other to find the most in whatever song they’re playing. Shelby on the bass is like a river, both calm and turbulent, that runs through it and ties it all together.

This is perhaps an unlikely creative partnership,
with a multitude of musical influences leaking 
into their sound, but it’s clear right away that 
these three songwriters are meant to be working 
together. Defying what at first seems to be just a
loose bag of this and that... Jonny’s love of the 
blues, blue grass and his connection to the
 soulful tradition of gospel music, and Paul’s 
lifelong interest in World music, folk and rock
 and roll, and Shelby’s unique ease with just about every musical style, these three players pay tribute to so many musical cultures while singing their own songs that it’s easy to see why so many people love the experience of hearing Achilles Wheel. An experience that is made all the more memorable by the weight and poetry of their lyrics. Kamm’s songwriting has been recognized in contests at some of the biggest music festivals in the country, including Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mtn. Folk, and his partnership with singer Eleanore MacDonald and the 9 recordings they have released have all received much critical acclaim.


Before helping to form Achilles Wheel, Jonny Mojo was known in Northern California as a ‘must see’ force of nature on the electric guitar, but his musical voice flows as freely out of an acoustic six-string, dobro, mandolin and harmonica as well. Working every night in road houses and nightclubs where people can treat a singer like they’re just a jukebox, it was for a long time a well kept secret that Jonny was also a songwriter. Achilles Wheel has changed all that and some of the band’s best loved songs have been penned by him. This balance of creative input is the engine that drives Achilles Wheel in it’s full band format, and is part of what makes the AW Trio so engaging, as they trade songs and musical styles back and forth with complete ease and synchronicity.


In the wake of their breakout performance with Achilles Wheel at the 2012 Kate Wolf Festival and the release of their debut album ‘13 Hours’ Achilles Wheel has released two more studio recordings, ‘Stones To Sand’ and ‘Devil In The Yard’,

and has been burning up the West Coast music scene with performances like this year’s High Sierra Music Festival. A brand new CD is in the works and will be completed in early 2018. The Trio will also be touring in support of this project, bringing these songs to new audiences 
in a more intimate setting. An acoustic format is the heart of any bands true sound and reflects 
the real essence of their songs and storytelling, where the singers voice and the words conveyed
 are an immediate and personal experience. Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo and Shelby Snow invite you to their 
camp fire for a sit-down with the music of Achilles Wheel.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/