According to the blog on The Wooks’ website, there was no guarantee that the band would even get to play at the RockyGrass festival when its Colorado tour started. But eventually, there was a cancellation at the Lyons, Colorado event, and The Wooks not only played in the competition, but they won the contest that has previously been won by groups such as Steep Canyon Rangers. In addition, mandolinist Galen Green and fiddler Jesse Wells won runner up in their instrument competitions.
Next up, after Sunday afternoon’s relaxed set, shortly after a quick rainstorm made the Crave site nice ’n steamy, is an opening slot for Kelsey Waldon next Sunday (Aug. 21) at Willie’s Locally Known. The Wooks’ debut album, “Little Circles,” is out now on iTunes, CD Baby and other services.