Aaron “Woody” Wood June 15, 8:30 pm
with Tony Holiday & The Velvetones in The Crown at The Carolina!
Aaron Woody Wood’s story is one steeped in music and tradition. Authentic Appalachian Soul music, carved from a piece of the NC foothills Rock and Rolled through the Mississippi Delta mud, Woody is a cosmic cowboy who represents the powerful soul and energy of American music.
Brought up in a family of musicians in the Piedmont foothills of Love Valley – where the famous Fiddler’s Grove was held – Woody always had music surrounding his life. His father, AL Wood, was a figurehead in Contemporary Bluegrass Music throughout the 60s and 70s, helping define the genre alongside bands like Seldom Scene and Country Gentlemen. Hoping to introduce him to a wide array of music, Woody’s Mom encouraged him to listen to her collection of records, including everything from Chuck Berry to Rockabilly music. Between the old time bluegrass his Father and brothers played, and the contemporary Piedmont Blues and rock he was drawn to in his teenage years, Woody’s musical style began to take shape in his guitar playing and songwriting.
At 20, Woody moved to the mountains of Asheville, NC and soon began busking on downtown streets with what would end up becoming the members of The Blue Rags – a ragtime boogie-woogie band which kick-started Woody’s career.
His newest release, Sunshine (2016), was recorded at Fleetwood Shack Studios in Nashville Tennessee, where he joined some of his bandmates from The Blue Rags. Sunshine features Woody on guitar and vocals, Bill Reynolds as producer and bass player, Mike Rhodes on drums, Micky Raphael (Willie Nelson) on harmonica, Jimmy Wallace ( Joe Walsh) on organ, and was mastered by Rob Frabone (Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley).
Woody continues to focus on his songwriting and fresh styles of guitar picking while collaborating on new creative projects.
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Salt Lake City isn’t one of the first places that come to mind when thinking of blues music, but for Tony Holiday (harmonica, guitar, vocals) that’s where he found it. Growing up on country and bluegrass music by way of people like George Jones, Hank Williams and Bill Monroe, Tony was in love with music from an early age.
His band Tony Holiday and the Velvetones landed gigs opening for Willie Nelson and Blind Boys of Alabama by the time the band’s guitar player Lanny Stone was only 21.
Holiday and Stone co-front the band and co-write all the songs, leaving Joel Meza (drums) and Cody Downs (bass) to lay the groove.
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Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 day of show.
NC Sales Tax is included in the price of each ticket.
Guests can also opt to have tickets mailed to them for a $1 postage fee, or can pick tickets up at will call for no additional charge.
Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket service fee on web purchases. To avoid this charge, guests can call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 Monday through Friday from noon until 5PM, or visit the Carolina Theatre in person.