Wood & Wire
Wood & Wire is one of the most promising new bands on Austin's bluegrass and acoustic scene. Mixing in elements of Americana and swing, its healthy dose of original music and traditional bluegrass tunes keep audiences riveted. The three-man band keeps people on their toes, too, with a cappella ballads, funky acoustic jams and rippin’ fast instrumentals. If you're lucky, you'll even catch them on a night when they have a banjo player.
Wood & Wire features Matt Slusher on mandolin, Tony Kamel on guitar and Dom Fisher on bass. They're joined at times by Trevor Smith on banjo. When the original trio got together last fall, things started happening quickly. From the very beginning, their chemistry made collaborating easy, and they practiced relentlessly as they built their sound. Focusing hard on three-part harmonies, thought-out arrangements, and some hard-driving pickin', everything is anchored by Dom's solid bass playing. Old tunes that Slush and Tony had written in the past were given new life, and the group's collective energy created inspiration for new songs along the way.
Anyone that has seen Wood & Wire in the act can see their enthusiasm shine through on the stage. In just a few short months, the group has already played at legendary venues such as Gruene Hall and the Cactus Cafe.
Bluegrass and acoustic music are becoming more and more popular in the Austin scene and in central Texas as a whole. The members of Wood & Wire feel privileged to be a part of a much larger community that boasts some of the best acoustic musicians in the world. They're ready to keep playing throughout Texas and neighboring states until recording an album sometime this summer.