The WellDiggers are a New York based alt-country, roots-rock band founded and fronted by singer/songwriter, guitarist, Steve Welner. Along with Steve, the band features Rich Lanahan (lead guitar), Mike "Hombre" Meehan (bass), and Mike Leuci (drums). Other musicians that perform and record with the band include Jack Gabis, Don Gabis, Eric Peters, and Rob Stein. 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. Musically, The WellDiggers run the gamut from traditional folk, country blues, and bluegrass, to twangin' full throttle electric rock. 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), Keith Christopher (Georgia Satellites), and Rob Arthur (Peter Frampton); to name a few.
Wednesday, June 19: KJ Farrells Bellmore, NY 9:30 pm
with, The Toby Tobias Ensemble
for more dates check the "gigs" page
The WellDiggers to perform House Concerts
If you would like to host a,"house concert", The WellDiggers are now available to perform an acoustic show at your home.
Please contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org for details and information
"Hope and Fear" is now available through, Village Records
"Hope and Fear", the new WellDiggers album is now available for purchase through, Village Records. "Hope and Fear" features 11 brand new songs by, Steve Welner. It was mixed by, Tim Hatfield at Cowboy Technical Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The newly released, "Hope and Fear" is fortified with all the essential WellDigger ingredients; fiddles, banjos, mandolins, pedal steel, and dobro, along with the band's usual array of guitars. 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"..
Please click on the album cover to purchase through, Village Records.
What they're saying about, Hope and Fear
"...Excellent album of alt-country rock with good songs and edgy evocative vocals. The 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. 4.5**** (of 5)"... Mike Morrison 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 with warmth 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, LIBS
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Contact the Band
The WellDiggers are available to play at your house concert, party, festival, musical event, etc.
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