The Tumbling Wheels draw heavily from American folk, country, and soul traditions. With influences as disparate as Bessie Smith, Hoyt Axton, and the Smothers Brothers, the group brings a peculiar blend of genres together for a sound that abounds in rich vocal harmony, dynamic instrumentation, and colorful storytelling. 

Comprised of Jeffrey Sutton (vocals/guitar/violin), Rachel Wolf (vocals), Joanna Tomassoni (drums/vocals/guitar), James Stram (bass), and Sam Ottinger (guitar), The Tumbling Wheels are emotive performers that will have you weeping into your gin one minute and spilling it on the dance floor the next. Either way, you'll leave feeling shaken and stirred. 




"The Wheels....are good at writing new songs that sound old....   ...haunting tunes....clever lyric"

-Offbeat Magazine


"The Tumbling Wheels Play The No like a breath of fresh air: twelve tracks that will drag your emotions all over the place and keep your feet tapping at the same time." -Gabriel Di Chiara, Ajax Diner Book Club

"This is the purest sort of Americana bliss." - Ear to the Ground Music

"All of the good stuff about the "new" New Orleans with none of the horseshit. If five-part harmony country is your jam, the Tumbling Wheels is your new favorite band...The Wheels are in no rush, reveling in their beautiful vocal arrangements and understated but masterful musicianship." - Rachel Cholst, Adobe and Teardrops



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Photos by Liam Conway