Wood & Wire, winners of Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Band. Courtesy photo
Austin-based bluegrass phenoms Wood & Wire will open the fall concert series for Live in Los Alamos. Touring heavily behind last years album, North of Despair, which earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Record, the quintet will play the historic Fuller Lodge on Saturday, September 7.
While Wood & Wire deserve the accolades they get for their mastery of traditional bluegrass, it is their ability to stretch the genre that has many referring to them as Americana roots juggernauts. The show at Fuller promises to have many out of their seats and dancing, but there will be some room made for those who prefer to remain seated.
According to the band’s official website, “Wood & Wire considers itself fortunate to exist ‘south of rich and north of despair’, buoyed by family and friends to keep them from the bottom. Never ones to shy away from hard work, Wood & Wire rely on their humble acoustic instruments and their own hands to make music meant to last.” As front man and lead songwriter Tony Kamel sings, “I ain’t trying to be the kingpin, I’m just trying to make a living.”
An even more comfortable living could be on the horizon should the band’s trajectory continue; Los Alamos is lucky to have the band amidst that trajectory and ticket sales have been brisk. Get yours at Los Alamos Schools Credit Union for $15, at liveinlosalamos.com for $17.50, or at the door (if still available) for $20.
The Texas tradition will be well represented the night of the show when Santa Fe’s Uncle DT’s Smokehouse pulls in to offer a full Texas style BBQ dinner ($10) to those who are in attendance. The restaurant won many fans when they catered an earlier Live in Los Alamos event and even turned many vegetarians on to the Texan style with their smoked tofu alternative. Beer and wine will also be available from Bathtub Row when the doors open at 6:30. Music will begin at 7:30 pm.
For more on Wood & Wire, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8iz5PE1nMk