White Iron Band Biography

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White Iron shows combine lyrical accessibility and explosive musicianship to produce a rich experience for the head, heart, and legs.

Originally formed in Ely, MN, the heart of Minnesota’s northern Iron Range, by frontman Matt Pudas, keyboardist Eddie Juntunen,and guitarist Sammy Weyandt.  Backed by a driving rhythm section with Jeff Underhill on drums and bass guitarist Andy Ferkinhoff , slide guitar and rhythm/lead from Gregg “Cheech” Hall accompanied by the tear in your beer undertones of Lee “Big Country” Martin on Pedal Steel guitar.   The White Iron Band embodies the triumphs and struggles of the everyday man.

With songs ranging from tales of love, pain, jail, work and whiskey. White Iron has always found a way into heart. Now based in the greater Minneapolis area, the group has established a passionate and equally as rowdy fan-base throughout the Midwest and has traveled further to spread their unique mix of blues, country and Americana roots music.

White Iron Band has released their 7th studio album “Homebrew” (3/17/2018) on both digital and LP formats. “Homebrew” is produced and mixed by legendary Minnesota producer, singer/songwriter Rich Mattson and recorded at Sparta Sound.

After some fine tuning and new additions that have never before been heard on any previous album, “Homebrew” is sure to impress even the most loyal fan. Sticking with their roots and some classic White Iron sound, there is the flare and soul of blues/rock that is implemented intensely throughout this new album. Even if you think you know and have heard White Iron Band, “Homebrew” is guaranteed to leave you asking for and wanting more. You will not want to miss a single show from White Iron Band and their new album “Homebrew”.

The White Iron Band has supported and shared the stage with such acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Allen Coe, Warren Haynes, The Wood Brothers, Derek Trucks, North Mississippi Allstars, Shooter Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Trampled By Turtles and many more.


Matt Pudas – Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar
Sam Weyandt – Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Juntunen – Keyboards, Organs, Vocals
Andy Ferkinhoff – Bass , Vocals                                                       Gregg “Cheech” Hall – Guitars, Slide Guitar, Hair, Vocals                     Lee “Big Country” Martin –  Pedal Steel