The Wooks

Real Kentucky Rhythm and Bluegrass


about the wooks:


Energetically honoring the sound of traditional bluegrass and mountain music, with threads of singer-songwriter, rock, and jam band music woven throughout, The Wooks are as at home on a festival stage as they are in a barn in the heart of Kentucky's horse country. The Wooks: Aaron Bibelhauser (Banjo), CJ Cain (Lead Guitar), Arthur Hancock (Guitar), Roddy Puckett (Bass), were born over some 20 years time somewhere between an Irish pub, an IBMA Songwriter Showcase, and a festival jam circle. Inspired by legends and trailblazers like Crowe, Whitley, Simpson, Bush, Stapleton, and Rice who cut their teeth on stages throughout the Bluegrass Region, The Wooks translate the sights and sounds of the people, hills, bars, roads, and creeks around them into songs and shows that captivate. With both respect for their heritage and innovative originality, The Wooks are the natural evolution of a sound that has always been there.


what folks have said:

The Wooks are not your average wooks, they are thoroughbred grazing in the bluegrass wooks. On little circles, these fellas really have done a fine job. Excellent pickin’, singin’ and song selection is what you’ll get from The Wooks!
— Ronnie McCoury, The Del McCoury Band / Travelin' McCourys
i love The Wooks. with one foot in Kentucky bluegrass and the other in a galaxy far, far away, they are post modern grassers at heart, delivering song after song full of infectious energy, tremendous musicality and flat out joy.
— Alison Brown, Compass Records
With great in house songwriting and chops to spare, The Wooks are primed and ready to blast off from their home state of Kentucky!
— Robert Greer, Town Mountain

the wooks are proudly endorsed by d'addario strings