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Kurt Wheeler Listening Room Session


February 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$15.00 – $25.00
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The Listening room
8558 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Woodstock, GA 30188 United States
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Cherokee county native, Kurt Wheeler joins us for a listening room session at Rootstock!

New Album out now on all streaming services. New video https://youtu.be/eAIewGG7bVc

Kurt Lee Wheeler is a Cherokee county, Georgia-based singer/songwriter that crafts raw, vulnerable portrayals of life in the American Southeast. His musical expressions range from country, to bluegrass, to rock. You can catch Kurt playing solo and with his band The Lathemtown Poet’s Society.
Born and raised in Lathemtown, Georgia the son of a cattleman and homemaker, Wheeler taught himself to play guitar and soon began recording his own songs reel to reel, then to cassettes, then to four track-tape whenever he could catch a break from helping with the cattle and playing sports. In the mid 80s, he enlisted in the Air Force and along with his fellow airmen formed Hint of Insurgence, a band influenced by the burgeoning sounds of college radio and the classic rock he cut his teeth on growing up.

In1992, he released his first album Bama Motel, which included new, folk-tinged originals and
rock-oriented songs. Shortly after its release, Kurt began teaching school and took an indefinite hiatus from music to focus on raising a family. However in the mid 2010s, Kurt began playing the North Georgia singer/songwriter scene and writing music again, taking on a more
stripped down acoustic sound and approaching it with the same ethos as teaching: to help create positive change in others’ lives.

Kurt is sponsored by Reformation Brewery, Donley’s Music, Blueridge Guitars, Curt Mangan Strings, The RV Loft, Rick Bailey & Company.

What others are saying …

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Kurt Lee Wheeler melds rock and roll, alt-country, Americana and folk into something vibrant and captivating. The lyrics draw a picture of precarious life on the edge through no one’s fault. In the best tradition of storytellers who do not shy away from raw, challenging life experience, Wheeler explores what it means to lose no matter how hard you try. Wheeler comes from Cherokee County, Georgia. The son of a cattleman and homemaker, he is a self-taught guitar player who began experimenting with sound at an early age. Between his chores tending to cattle, playing sports and his school work, Wheeler recorded songs on any tape he could find whether it was reel to reel, cassette or 8-tracks.

‘On Our Way’ is a record of experience and life that explores sonic textures that move across genres. Equally at home with country, alt-country, bluegrass, folk and rock and roll, Wheeler weaves stories in a manner that regardless of your musical taste, you will enjoy that tale. And not to mention his cover of Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’ is worth the price of admission.
Take a moment and check out Wheeler’s music, social media, videos and more! Dr J (Dr Art Jipson) University of Dayton Ohio Radio host of Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative

I cannot tell you how great it was to see live music again. Kurt Lee Wheeler is great entertainer.funny as crap! Inspiring song writer, confident vocalist, (voice coach for a back up singer) Lucky man, she is great!
Steve Brooks

If you’ve been around the brewery and local North Georgia music circuit for a while, it’s no secret that Kurt Wheeler is a local treasure. He has a rare combination of deep wit, intellect, and just the right amount of crazy to be wise. It draws you in. He’s as refreshing and hopeful as the first beer on a Friday afternoon.
Spencer Nix, CEO Reformation Brewery

Kurt is an amazingly talented musician with a sincere passion for his community. He does a terrific job with crowds of all sizes, and can entertain young and old alike. We have used him for black tie fundraisers and for barefoot fireworks in the backyard. He is always entertaining, and he is at the top of my list to call for all our events.
Lisa-Marie Haygood Executive Director Cherokee Education Foundation

Kurt brings his passion/talents and unleashes them on audiences. Each set seems to take advantage of unexpected opportunity to engage his crowd.
His new song about Cherokee County is one for the ages and brings a tears to my eyes. I live Kurt and his heart for people and song inspire me.
Kevin Williams Owner/Operator Chick-Fil-A

Kurt’s songwriting is honest and painful and uplifting. I’ve seen him captivate the room performing for Original Series @ Rock ‘N’ Taco in Buckhead, GA. His Georgia roots are undeniably a part of Kurt’s Americana sound. You can see Kurt perform at several venues supporting local artistry. https://www.reverbnation.com/kurtwheeler
– Shane Denmark, Original Series

‘I love the singer-songwriter storytelling style …. I always appreciate what it takes for a musician to put themselves out there like that. I will be listening to more of kurt lee wheeler for sure!’ Review

‘The lyrics are SO good! I love songs like this, and he has the perfect voice to deliver some great lyrics. The music is amazing as well. I would definitely listen to more from this artist. When a song can make you teary-eyed, that is the sign of a really good song.’ Online Review

…Kurt Wheeler is an amazing person and artist. A caring teacher by day, a gifted musician by night (and weekend), and a giving friend at all times, Kurt shares his time, knowledge and heart for the benefit of others. A rare soul… !’

Mike Levi
MadLife Group


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