The White Iron Band is a high-energy rock band specializing in foot-stompin, forget-what-troubles-ya music. With energy to blow your face off and enough soul to well your eyes, the band is best taken live with friends and strangers.
Inspired by the everyday, their songs are about love, pain, jail, work and whiskey (not necessarily in that order ). A solid line up of guitars (Sammy Weyandt and Mark Pudas), fiddle (John Molin), keyboards (Eddie Juntenen), bass (Matt Walvatme) and drums (Jeff Underhill) power a train engineered by lead-guy Matt Pudas who blasts harmonica, and hurls lyrics to produce a swelling, visceral wave of sound. In short, White Iron shows combine lyrical accessibility and explosive musicianship to produce a rich experience for the head, heart, and legs. Born in the throes of Ely, Minnesota, the band developed their identity in cold desolation. After repeatedly rocking all two of Ely’s live music venues the band decided to transplant to Minneapolis where they have been welcomed with open arms. Cutting their teeth on the historic West Bank, they garnered a reputation playing twelve-hour rock marathon Sundays at the bar formerly known as Five Corners Saloon. Gaining respect, they were soon allotted the highly coveted Thursday night weekly slot and thereafter established themselves as a fixture on Minneapolis music scene A favorite at summer festivals, the White Iron Band consistently brings their best, playing every show as if it were their last and bringing a refreshing air of levity to an often convoluted and monotone music scene.