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Front Country & The Wooks

Front Country & The Wooks

Ashleigh Caudill

Sat · December 1, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

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Front Country
Front Country
Front Country forged a sound that lies somewhere between indie folk and Americana—a genre some might call “Roots Pop”: the past is discernible with a wink and a nod, and the future is here. They’re working to translate the incredibly intricate arrangements and structures of the best pop songs into an organic, on-the-fly acoustic string band.
The Wooks
The Wooks
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 as at home on a festival stage as they are in a barn in the heart of Kentucky's horse country. The Wooks: Aaron Bibelhauser (Banjo), CJ Cain (Lead Guitar), Arthur Hancock (Guitar), Roddy Puckett (Bass), were born over some 20 years time somewhere between an Irish pub, an IBMA Songwriter Showcase, and a festival jam circle. 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 translate the sights and sounds of the people, hills, bars, roads, and creeks around them into songs and shows that captivate. With both respect for their heritage and innovative originality, The Wooks are the natural evolution of a sound that has always been there.
Ashleigh Caudill
Ashleigh Caudill
Celebrated bassist, songwriter, singer and banjo player, Ashleigh Caudill, exemplifies one of the most exciting musical trends to be heard today. That is, traditional roots music with a new spin, a different take on the themes and sounds that have shaped American music past. She has a sense of style that is unique and beyond categorization. Her songs are constructed with an architect's touch and her performances hum with an excitement in the crisp arrangements that lift each song.

Growing up in a small town in Western Colorado Ashleigh began playing music at an early age. Upon receiving a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College Of Music she relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. While climbing the ranks of freelance bassists in Boston's booming acoustic music scene, she fell in love with both songwriting and clawhammer banjo. After leaving the city in 2007 Caudill bounced around a bit gathering experiences and stories that would work their way into her music.

She now resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she has had the opportunity to play bass with many artists both established and up and coming. Some of which include bluegrass icon, Charlie Sizemore, Angaleena Presley of The Pistol Annies, and Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys.

In addition to her growing renown as a bassist she is also gaining recognition for her songwriting prowess. Caudill placed in the finals of Merlfest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest two years in a row and some top bands have already found her material. One of those tunes, Row By Row, was recorded on Balsam Range's IBMA album of the year, Papertown, and topped the Bluegrass Gospel Charts summer 2013 in addition to being nominated for IBMA's Gospel Recorded Event Of The Year.

Aside from her writing and side work her own project continues to thrive. With a show alongside fellow bassist, Missy Raines, for the Bluegrass Underground in the Cumberland Caverns, a solo set on Music City Roots' Monteagle Show, and a packed album release party at the American Legion she certainly enjoys playing a wide variety of venues!

With sweet yet powerful vocals she draws the listener in to the tales she spins. Accompanied by the impeccable timing of her upright bass and a fine cast of musicians, or the rolling mellow tones of her open back banjo her sound will please the ears of music lovers everywhere. If you like your music sophisticated, fun and honest, you need look no further.
Venue Information:
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://thehighwatt.com/