The Steel Wheels are a rootsy/Americana band out of Virginia, full of energy and enough harmonies to fill any music lover with delight. Luckily for us Connecticritters, the band is playing two shows here this week: the first, on Nov. 16 at New Haven's Cafe Nine, and then on Nov. 17 at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville. The band is on tour in support of its latest album Lay Down, Lay Low, and have chosen to support a school in the communities where they're playing on this tour. The chosen schools for the Connecticut dates are Hill Central School in New Haven and Cherry Brook Primary School in Canton.
The Steel Wheels
Nov. 16, 9 p.m., $10, Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com; Nov. 17, 8 p.m., $15-$25, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com.