credit: Brandon Aguilar
It's been five years now since Wood & Wire sprouted out of the rich musical soil of Austin, Texas. In the often tightly defined genre of bluegrass music, Wood & Wire's "band-style" ethos are not unheard of. Nor are the elements of song crafting, so often associated with their Texas home, that permeate their sound. That said, what comes out of the Wood & Wire blender is something entirely its own and one word comes to mind - energy.
"I think I'm most proud of how we've developed our sound together," says lead singer Tony Kamel. "It feels great to step on stage feeling like we've really found our own style, which feels most to me like alt-country tunes expressed with bluegrass instruments more than anything. It’s all centered around the songs."
Their new record "North of Despair", releases on April 13th. "Kingpin" above is the first track.
“We can’t wait. This will be our most definitive record to date. We're fortunate to have reached both die-hard bluegrass fans, folks who have never heard of bluegrass, and everything in between."
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