The WellDiggers are a New York based roots-rock, alt-country band founded and fronted by singer/songwriter, guitarist, Steve Welner. Along with Steve, the Don Gabis (bass), Mike Leuci (drums), Mike "Hombre" Meehan (bass)Their latest album, Hope and Fear (2012) has received excellent reviews and has been selected as one of the top albums of the year by Austrailian DJ, Colin Fielding 31NR (96.5) and "American Roots UK's", Mike Morrison. Steve was nominated as one of the top 5 songwriters to the Austin, Tx based, "Freeform American Roots" (FAR) charts in 2008 for the album, "Stole Away, The Billy Sessions". Some of the artists that they have shared the stage, or recorded with include Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, Graham Parker, Peter Rowan, Eric "Roscoe" Ambel (Steve Earle, Del Lords), The Silos, Marah, Chip Robinson (Backsliders), Felice Bros, Keith Christopher (Georgia Satellites), and Rob Arthur (Peter Frampton); to name a few.
Sunday, December 8: Jugs and Strokers Merrick, NY 4:00 pm
Benefit for John Theissen Children Foundation
Saturday, January 4: RS Jones Merrick, NY 7:30 pm
acoustic post New Years celebration w/Don, Rich, and Steve
Friday, January 24: LeftField Bar New York, NY 9:00 pm
"Hope and Fear"
See, or rather hear for yourself why the album has been selected as one of the, "best of 2012" by Colin Fielding, 31NR (96.5 inner fm) and "AmericanRoots UK".
"...Love the record, man...will definitely be in my best releases for 2012!!!"... Colin Fieding DJ @ 3INR (96.5 inner fm)
"...Right here, our WellDiggers provide authentic as it gets, dosie doe, shit kicking and porch swing swaying down home charm. Welner's chords resonate withwarmth and power and recreate a youthful Tom Petty while the band resounds with old time meets Son Volt...these boys do it right"... Doc Blues, LIBSThe WellDiggers are a band that really should be up there with the leading lights of 'alt country' thanks to their individuality and the high quaility of every aspect of this recording that many will envy but very few if any can improve on.
Please click on the album cover to purchase, Hope and Fear.
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A new album is, "in the works"
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