Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

The Wooks

UnitedHealthcare Singer Songwriter Stage 

Capturing a moment, and a place — its past, people, and terrain within a song, The Wooks harness the rich musical and storytelling traditions of Kentucky into a new, old sound that embraces both string-music heritage and rock ‘n roll, jam, and singer-songwriter influences. Since 2014, the band, CJ Cain (leadguitar, vocals), Harry Clark (mandolin, vocals), Arthur Hancock (lead vocals, guitar), and Roddy Puckett (bass, vocals) have delivered a raw, boot stomping, sing-along to every song, good-time bluegrass show, “…with improv-savvy interplay that endears the band to jam music fans and bluegrass traditionalists alike,” according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Since their inception in late 2014 The Wooks have won the 2016 Rocky Grass Band Competition, placed in the finals for the 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, were a 2017 IBMA Momentum Award Nominee, and were selected a 2018 IBMA Official Showcase Artist. Their first record, Little Circles, recorded at Compass Studios and produced by Alison Brown, was #5 for the year on the Roots Music Report Progressive Bluegrass chart, and debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart.

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The award-winning Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest is accepting 300 entries beginning January 1, 2020. The submissions will be narrowed to 10 Finalists who will then compete for the Grand Prize, Second Place or the Michael Terry People’s Choice Award. The deadline to enter is March 1 and all finalists perform live on stage at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson that draws a crowd of 65,000 attendees each year.

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