Chicken on the Wheels


Chicken on the Wheels is a fun and funky cross-sampling of various acoustic traditional and folk genres including bluegrass, gospel, old-time Appalachian, and folky/singer-songwriter styles with some great harmonies and some smokin' instrumentals. Our current line-up includes Jerry Hagins(banjo/fiddle), Lisa Schneider (fiddle/vocals), and Eric Vormelker (bass/vocals).

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Eric Vormelker (bass,vocals)

Eric grew up overseas listening to his Dad's old Flatt & Scruggs LP's and is constantly amazed at the songs he finds himself recognizing from his distant past. He's a proud porch-pickin' bassist and has played in numerous bands of all kinds in Austin for way longer than he'd choose to share.

Jerry Hagins (banjo, fiddle)


Jerry was inspired to pick up the 5-string after hearing Dueling Banjos on the radio in high school. Mr. Oral Griffith, who ran the Arlington Music Shop alongside his convenience store on South Cooper, introduced him to the old songs. While struggling with bluegrass-style picking he chanced across a Camp Creek Boys record and got hooked on the eccentric tones of clawhammer banjo. carousel1