Fourteen Feet is a New York based alt-country, roots-rock band that was founded by singer/songwriter, guitarist Steve Welner. Running the gamut from traditional acoustic folk, blues, and bluegrass to crunchy, twang electric rock, Fourteen Feet can most accurately be described as fitting within the umbrella of "Americana" style music. The band's third album, Stole Away..."The Billy Sessions" was produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel at Cowboy Technical Services in Brooklyn, NY. It was named in tribute to their late great drummer, Billy Cairns who played on all of the tracks. In addition to Steve and Billy, this album features band veteran, Rich Lanahan on the guitar, as well as musical guests, Eric "Roscoe" Ambel (Yayhoos, Del Lords, Steve Earle) and Rob Arthur (Peter Frampton). Steve Welner was selected as one of the top 5 songwriters, and this album was been selected as one of the top 5 releases in 2008 by DJ Colin Fielding (96.5 Fm) to the Austin, Tx based, "Freeform American Roots" (FAR) charts.
"It's a fantastic record, as good as anything I've heard this year." Colin Fielding 96.5 Inner FM
"Stole Away... The Billy Sessions -- named for the band's late drummer Billy Cairns -- should be played on endless repeat as you travel America's highways." Jeff Weiss MoM
"These guys have a rare ability to say truths and verities with a pulsing beat, organic drive and an unmistakable connection to the rootstock of American music. Witty lyrics and visual song writing make this listen special." Doc Blues L.I.