Event details

Event details

WOOD BELLY w/ Preacher Boy and The National Blues *CANCELLED*
Sun Oct | 1 2023 Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$15 advance / $20 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents a special Sunday Afternoon Show with Colorado-based newgrass band Wood Belly with special guests Preacher Boy and The National Blues!

Sunday, October 1st
Doors: 3pm / Show: 4pm
$15 in advance / $20 day of the show


Honest, soulful, and bearing a sound all their own, Wood Belly sprouted from the roots of bluegrass to notch a  unique home in the broader Americana scene and continues to captivate audiences across the country en route.  With an unrelenting dedication to original songwriting, harmony singing, and artful arrangements, the quintet  is forging a sound that is based in newgrass and flavored with alt-country, rock, and just enough jam to glue it all  together.  

Wood Belly established themselves as a staple of the Colorado and national acoustic music scene by winning the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass festival band competition and being nominated for an IBMA award. Bluegrass Today  said “Even now, it’s safe to determine that they’re ones to watch...the freshness and vitality they bear elevates  their standing and assures their status as instant contenders”. That freshness continues today as the band takes  on a new shape. With a restructuring of the rhythm section, Wood Belly has opened up a world of dynamic  range and dimension to be explored. 

Adding a drummer was a bold move for a band rooted in Bluegrass tradition, but a creative and adaptive  musician like Dylan French was an easy call. The band has always strived to play to the song and give each  composition just what it needs, which is why French is a perfect fit. He is well versed in a variety of styles and has quickly made his own imprint on the Wood Belly sound.  

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brennan Mackey had been on the band's radar for a long time.  Having already carved out a following in Denver and beyond with his own indie rock band King Cardinal, his  writing, singing, and bass playing bring a fresh color palette to Wood Belly's already distinguished sound.  

One of the longstanding pillars of Wood Belly is creative investment of all members and an unwavering  dedication to creating a well-rounded, original sound. This pillar, presented in a new light, remains unbroken.

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.