Austin’s own Wood & Wire releases its self-titled debut album today. Recorded in Nashville and produced by award-winning engineer Erick Jaskowiack, WOOD & WIRE showcases more than a dozen original bluegrass and Americana compositions written by the group.Hailed by CMT.com as “an enthusiastic quartet,” the band includes Tony Kamel on guitar, Matt Slusher on mandolin, Dom Fisher on bass and Trevor Smith on banjo.
As Tim O’Brien and Friends kicked off the final set of RockyGrass 2012, I planted my feet a couple of yards behind the elevated stage. The canopy of treetops overhead, awash in color from the stage lights, absorbed a light drizzle. To my right, the deity of all double bassists, Edgar Meyer, calmly warmed up next to the main stage staircase.