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Rising band Chloe and the Steel Strings to play at Levis Square

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    Connor Ward, left, Anna Wagenhauser, center, and Chloe Wagenhauser, three of the five members of the band Chloe and the Steel Strings, which will play at Levis Square during lunch Thursday.

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    Connor Ward, left, Anna Wagenhauser, center, and Chloe Wagenhauser, three of the five members of the band Chloe and the Steel Strings, which will play at Levis Square during lunch Thursday.

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When Chloe Wagenhauser put together songs for her Spotify album, it was simply to give family and friends a recollection of her music.

But now looking back about a year later, it’s become so much more.

The album was created as the band Chloe and the Steel Strings began to take shape, and as Miss Wagenhauser sees it, having a produced album out already has helped the band quickly rise up the ranks of Toledo-area bands. They’ll play Thursday at Lunch at Levis Square in downtown Toledo.

WATCH: Local band to perform at Lunch at Levis

“We’re kind of baffled by it,” band member Connor Ward said. “We’d rather be busy than not playing at all. My parents are surprised. They didn’t think it would work out this way.”

Miss Wagenhauser added, “We are surprised by how fast its come, and it’s only going up from here.”

Miss Wagenhauser handles lead vocals and rhythm guitar while also taking songwriting duties. Her twin sister, Anna, plays piano and keyboards while providing backing vocals. Mr. Ward is on bass guitar and backing vocals; Andre Shepherd handles cajon and percussion, and Pete Rodriguez plays lead guitar. Other than Mr. Ward, who is from Brecksville in the Cleveland area, the rest of the band is from the Toledo area.

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