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WOOD BELLY W/ SPECIAL GUESTS

    • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2021
      Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
      Advanced: $18 / Day of Show: $20 (+fees)
      Aggie Theatre
      Aggie Theatre Presents
      Wood Belly
      w/ Special Guests

      Something downright mystical is happening on Colorado’s Front Range. The very roots of traditional acoustic music seem to sprout from the dirt, shaking their dust into the winds of change, to be breathed in and become the soul of musicians who craft their songs here.

      Such is the music of Wood Belly, a musical collective of Chris Weist (mandolin), Tom Knowlton (guitar), Chris Zink (dobro), Aaron McCloskey (banjo) and Taylor Shuck (bass). A Wood Belly song has its own lyrical persona and masterful arrangement; rooted in bluegrass tradition and planted solidly in contemporary innovation.

      The band has been garnering attention since the release of their 2018 debut album Solid Ground, which was followed by a win at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition (earning them a main stage performance slot at the 2019 festival), as well as a 2018 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year nomination.

      Wood Belly released it’s second album, Man on the Radio in January of 2020 capping an impressive stretch of writing and releases. The new 13-track collection was recorded at Swingfingers Studio in Fort Collins, CO with Grammy winning producer Sally Van Meter and engineer Aaron Youngberg, and features special guest fiddler Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters on several tracks.

      The band first started playing together in 2015 and the music fell into place immediately. The instrumentation and rhythmic drive of the band is like a tree trunk centered in bluegrass with branches that uninhibitedly reach out in many directions. There is a powerful focus on songwriting, with influences from multiple genres. Wood Belly, like other bands in the Newgrass or Grassicana realm, is rooted in tradition but refuses to be confined. Their sound is authentic, passionate and always entertaining. Every member of the band writes and they take a collaborative approach to sculpting a song once the basic structure is in place, refining and editing until a seamless arrangement reveals itself.

      Whether it’s a hard driving bluegrass song, a multi-layered instrumental, a pop-oriented hook-laden tune, or a poetic waltz— each song has something to say. There’s an identity, a message in every song, delivered in a characteristic Wood Belly style that is warm and true, occasionally haunting and the next moment light and uplifting. The timbre of voice and strings is solid, confident, honest and playful. Every member sings and vocals are a significant part of the Wood Belly sound.

      Since its formation, the band has played an ever-expanding list of great venues including the Mishawaka amphitheater, the Boulder Theater, Wildflower Pavilion (Planet Bluegrass), The Fox Theater (Boulder), The Oriental Theater (Denver) and Cervantes’ (Denver). Their festival resume includes the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Winter WonderGrass, Northwest String Summit, Palisade Bluegrass and Roots, the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, The Ogden Music Festival, Rhythms on the Rio, Campout for the Cause, the Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival, Rapidgrass, and more.

      Wood Belly has shared bills with The Infamous Stringdusters, Del McCoury Band, The Steeldrivers, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, The Lil’ Smokies, Front Country, Wood & Wire, Trout Steak Revival, Steel Wheels, and many more.

       

      As we see the increasing transmission of the Delta variant across Larimer & Boulder County, Z2 Entertainment is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our staff, patrons, and artists. All attendees will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test result (within 72 hours) OR proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter our venues. Our new policy will be in effect until transmission is under control. We hope it won’t be too long before we are back to normal but for now we all need to do our part to keep live music thriving!

      Being vaccinated AND wearing a mask is the best way you can show love and respect for our incredible community! We highly encourage and request wearing a mask inside our venues especially when social distancing is not possible. All venue staff are vaccinated and will be wearing masks while working.

      Please make sure your vaccination card, a picture of it, or a digital copy and matching ID are ready for review before entering. A digital copy can be obtained through: https://ciis.state.co.us/public/Application/PublicPortal or https://mycolorado.state.co.us.

      If you or someone in your party will not be able to provide proof of vaccination, please contact us as soon as possible at aggieinfo@z2ent.com to request a refund.

      We are all taking this day-by-day and trying our best to provide the safest possible environment for everyone involved.

      Thank you for your understanding, patience, and cooperation!

      – Z2 Entertainment Team