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The Wooks win big in Colorado, bring show home to Crave

The Wooks played the second day of the Fourth Annual Crave Lexington Music and Food Festival on Aug. 16, 2016 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In July, The Wooks too first place in the RockyGrass band competition in Lyons, Colorado.
The Wooks played the second day of the Fourth Annual Crave Lexington Music and Food Festival on Aug. 16, 2016 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In July, The Wooks too first place in the RockyGrass band competition in Lyons, Colorado. rcopley@herald-leader.com

The Wooks took the stage at the Crave Lexington Food and Music Festival Sunday afternoon with a big accolade now on the group’s resume.

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.

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