Blue Rags’ Woody Wood w/Solo Rec

 

Strong contender for “busiest and most prolific
musician in NC,” indeed.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

If you’re from the Asheville, NC, area you
already know the name Aaron “Woody” Wood – he literally pops
up every other week in some incarnation or another, from his roots/power trio
(Hollywood Red) and Led Zep covers combo (Custard Pie) to assorted solo outings
and even the occasional reunion gig with the mighty Blue Rags, who were signed
to Sub Pop back in the ‘90s and were hugely influential on the Tarheel music
scene. (Their fans were thrilled when they decided to get back together a few
years ago, and the old chemistry apparently remained, so Blue Rags spotting has
become a bit of a local pastime.) And the guy has a musical background that is
as diverse as it can get.

 

 

His earliest memories are of making the rounds in the bluegrass
circuit with his father A.L. Wood, often sitting on stage with Bill Monroe and
the Stanley Brothers. He’s dabbled in every genre from folk to rock to blues. He’s
had the opportunity to share the stage with R.L. Burnside to Leon Russel. to
Sara Evans to Carlos Santana as well as a slew of New Orleans finest.

 

 

He’s currently embarking on a new venture, funding a solo project on
his own, having recently polished off a 5-song EP at Asheville’s
Echo Mountain studios by tapping the
grassroots potential of fan-funding via Kickstarter.com. His plans are to now
make a complete full-length via Kickstarter
, with the usual array of donation
tiers ranging from downloads and specially created merch to having him record a
special cover song just for you and having him perform at a private party for
you.

 

 

(A special tier will be offered for local fans, that will get you a
copy of the full album as well as an invite to a house show/pool party
featuring Aaron Wood, Jason Krekel and a few more musicians THIS WEEKEND on the
4th of July. Food, drink, pool, yard games and 40 ft slip and slide will be
provided. Space is limited for this tier so sign up early. Go to
Kickstarter.com for details.)

 

 

The gifted guitarist and songwriter really is a regional treasure,
so check him out – he’s got the Blurt seal of approval. There are several spots
on the web you can hear his tunes and find out more – the first link below
features those five recently recorded songs, in fact.

 

 

http://www.aaronwoodmusic.com/

 

 

http://www.woodywoodmusic.com/

 

 

http://www.myspace.com/woodywood33

 

 

 

 

 

 

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