Americana, Country, Rock
From: Murfreesboro, TN, United States

Band Members

  • Jed Watts - Lead Singer/Lead Guitarist/Primary Songwriter
  • Mike Davenport - Drummer/Songwriter
  • Travis Stock - Bass/Vocals/Songwriter
  • Josh Gifford - Guitars/Vocals
  • Alison Parson - Vocals
  • Steve Daly - Lead Guitar/Steel Guitar

About Band

Woodenwire is a middle Tennessee-based band with a great local following, and increasing national popularity. Their sound can be described using terms like “Outlaw, Americana, Southern, Traditional, Bluegrass, Folk, Jam, Driving, Witty, and Clever.” They know no enemies and have shared venues with bands from a wide variety of genres including Metal, Grunge, and Hip Hop. Audiences should never be surprised to see a collection of special guests at a Woodenwire show. Their up-beat groove remains the same, but because of these exciting changes in accompaniment, fans of the band (old and new) keep coming back for more. There are three founding members you can always expect to see; Travis Stock (Bass, Vocals, Harmonica), Mike Davenport (Drums), and Jed Watts (Lead Guitar, Vocals). Mike and Jed began writing, recording, and performing music together in 1999 when they met as room-mates at Middle Tennessee State. Mike had been drumming for the previous few years in the Alternative Rock band “Euforia,” based in Bristol, Virginia. Jed had played guitar in a high-school band “Sockemdog,” and with various bluegrass bands in the Northeast Georgia mountains. The two shifted through several potential band members over the next few years, making a lot of friends and co-writing partners, but they did not find the bass playing ‘glue’ to the band, Travis, until 2004. Travis’ family in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania consists entirely of musicians who trained him in the ways of Outlaw Country, Folk, Classic Rock, and Bluegrass. Travis had spent the previous few years playing as a solo act with an acoustic guitar, but he did not hesitate to start playing bass in Woodenwire shows. The three then began writing the material that is most popular with fans today. Some of these favorites shared a co-writer named Richard Carpenter, who has been a professional drummer and singer/songwriter for decades, with hits by such artists as John Anderson, Tracy Lawerence, Tanya Tucker, Jerry Reed, and Eric Heatherly. Richard has played a valuable roll in providing professional advice and influencing the raw southern flavor of the band. Travis and Jed learned that their vocal harmonies complemented each other in unique ways and began playing off that. With two potential lead singers, the audience experiences an enriched vocal display. Beneath their lyrical abilities, their powerful stage presence, and their outstanding vocals, the band members are undeniably talented musicians. They have been used as the house band for the traveling Grand Ole’ Opry, have appeared as featured artists on a variety of albums, and record all their own parts when in the studio. In the fall of 2004 they began recording “Breaking Old Ground,” a studio album including the most popular songs from their live shows. While original in spirit, these boys also have a gift for performing covers, requested or inspired, that make dancers out of any audience. You may witness a hard-rocking Woodenwire show with distorted guitars, lap steel, and keys, or you might hear a dog-house bass, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. Whatever the venue, whomever the crowd, Woodenwire guarantees an exciting performance and a great time to be had by all.

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