The Wooks — Energetically honoring the sound of traditional bluegrass and mountain music, The Wooks are: Aaron Bibelhauser, banjo; CJ Cain, lead guitar; Arthur Hancock, guitar; and Roddy Puckett, bass. (Photo submitted)

‘Rocky grass band’ The Wooks perform at Kirkland Art Center May 18

Published May 9, 2018 at 4:00pm

CLINTON — Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, will host The Wooks for a performance at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18.

General admission is $20, or $16 for members. Tickets can be purchased at www.kacny.org. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Since their inception in late 2014, The Wooks have been making noise in central Kentucky and beyond.

The band won the prestigious 2016 RockyGrass Band Competition, placed in the finals for the 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, and were a 2017 IBMA Momentum Award Nominee.

Their first record, Little Circles, recorded at Compass Studios and produced by Alison Brown, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart.

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: Aaron Bibelhauser, banjo; CJ Cain, lead guitar; Arthur Hancock, guitar; and Roddy Puckett, bass. 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 have been described as translating the sights and sounds of the people, hills, bars, roads, and creeks around them into songs and shows that captivate.

For more information on the band, go online to:

www.wookoutamerica.com.