Progressive Bluegrass - Lexington, KY
Energetically honoring the sound of traditional bluegrass and mountain music, with threads of singer-songwriter, rock, and jam band music woven throughout, The Wooks are as at home on a festival stage as they are in a barn in the heart of Kentucky's horse country. The Wooks: CJ Cain (guitar), Galen Green (mandolin), Arthur Hancock (banjo), Roddy Puckett (bass), and Jesse Wells (fiddle), were born over some 20 years time somewhere between a high school snack bar, an Irish pub, the radio waves, and a festival jam circle. Inspired by legends and trailblazers like Crowe, Whitley, Simpson, Bush, Stapleton, and Rice who cut their teeth on stages throughout the bluegrass region, The Wooks translate the sights and sounds of the people, hills, bars, roads, and creeks around them into songs and shows that captivate. With both respect for their heritage and innovative originality, The Wooks are the natural evolution of a sound that has always been there.
With one foot in Kentucky Bluegrass and the other in a galaxy far, far away, they are post-modern grassers at heart
Alison Brown, Compass Records
Their sound is decidedly young and modern, but with a clear influence from all the classic bluegrass created in their home state over the years
John Lawless, Bluegrass Today
Each track on “Little Circles” is like a snowflake – unique in it’s own way while sticking to The Wooks hand-crafted recipe of bluegrass
Matt Wickstrom, Kentucky Kernel