Wood Belly resonates the soul by combining traditional bluegrass with modern new grass styles. They were born in bluegrass heaven, Rocky Grass 2015, and tour around the Front Range.
Wood Belly describes their music as,
“boundless song-focused repertoire is sure to get boots on the floor and make any true bluegrass fan feel right at home.”
This is a five-piece string band combining talented musicians:
- Craig Patterson (Guitar/Vocals)
- Chris Weist (Mandolin/Vocals)
- Chris Zink (Dobro/Vocals)
- Aaron McCloskey (Banjo/Vocals)
- Taylor Shuck (Bass/Vocals)
They plan to start the year touring and building a loyal fan base. This new band is nothing short of charismatic and robust with fingers full of lightning. There is no shortage of innovation from this group.
In the fall, they have hopes to record a studio album. Until then you can catch them playing:
- January 19 with Canyon Collected at Cervantes Denver
- February 10 with Gasoline Lollipops and Derek Blake at Avo’s in Fort Collins
- February 17 at the Whiskey Fort Collins with Chain Station
There is an eclectic mix of backgrounds. The member’s lives seem to intertwine even before meeting. It seems this band would have happened no matter the circumstance. Although the band is new, they have roots in the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass community. Aaron McCloskey teaches at Swallow Hill. Taylor Shuck is the former bassist of Von Stomper, he also plays in another band, Mustard Licks, with Chris Weist.
If you want to know more about how they met, listen to the SoundCloud podcast: