Wood & Wire

  • Dates: September 29, 2018
  • Venue: Hargett Street Stage
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 5 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
  • Admission: Free


It's been five years now since Wood & Wire sprouted out of the rich musical soil of Austin, Texas. In that time, they've written music, recorded albums, and performed at some of the most notable festivals and venues across the country. In the often tightly defined genre of bluegrass music, Wood & Wire's "band-style" ethos are not unheard of. Nor are the elements of song crafting, so often associated with their Texas home, that permeate their sound. That said, what comes out of the Wood & Wire blender is something entirely its own. Tony Kamel -- leader singer, guitarist, mover, shaker, and primary songwriter -- brings his material to the group in a malleable form, and the results are illimitable. Joining Kamel in the band are bassist Dom Fisher, a native of New York state who formed the group with Kamel in 2011; banjoist Trevor Smith, who joined them soon after; and mandolinist Billy Bright, who joined the group in 2014, bringing with him a suitcase full of tunes and a trunk full of ideas. The band began recording their upcoming studio record in Austin last spring and plan for an early 2018 release.