The International Bluegrass Music Museum’s benefit concert series continues this Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, with a performance by Wood & Wire, who will be driving all the way from Austin, TX to perform at the museum.
According to their bio, Wood & Wire is a young, acoustic band with a love for pure music played well. A culmination of distinct musical personalities, the band’s sound is strongly rooted in traditional bluegrass, with elements of progressive grass such as modern harmony and song forms.
In the studio and on the stage, Wood & Wire continues to share its passion for pure music through heartfelt performances across the country, including IBMM this Friday!
Owensboro Living spoke with lead singer and guitar player, Tony Kamel, about their upcoming show Friday night:
OL – Tell our readers about Wood & Wire.
TK – We’ve been a band for about four years, since late 2011. Bluegrass music is important to all of our lives, so to be able to come to Owensboro, so close to where Bluegrass was started, and play at the Bluegrass Museum is a real treat for us. It’s a long drive, but it’s well worth. We’re really excited to play there.
OL – That really is a long drive.
TK – Yeah! Well, we had a weekend run booked, but our show in Lexington Saturday night fell through. We didn’t want to miss a chance to play in Owensboro, though. So we’re still coming. We met the people who run the museum at IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) in Raleigh, North Carolina and got to know them. They’re great people, and we can’t wait to see them again and tour the museum on Friday after sound check.
OL – How did Wood & Wire get together?
TK – I’ve been a fan of these other guys for a while. We were all in the scene here in Austin, and eventually we started picking together.
OL – What can fans expect in your live show?
TK – A high energy show with some classics sprinkled in. You won’t be disappointed. We’re out to impress. We’ d love to come back to Owensboro. Hopefully we can play ROMP soon, too.
Doors open at 6:30, music begins at 7 p.m. Light food and cash bar provided by The Miller House.
Tickets are $15 and are available here.
After Friday night’s performance by Wood & Wire, two more shows remain for the IBMM concert series.