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Achilles Wheel


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.

My Artists Sessions

Friday, October 26

11:15am PDT

1:15pm PDT