The Wooks

Real Kentucky Rhythm and Bluegrass

The Wooks are a Kentucky based band 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.

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Aaron Bibelhauser | Banjo

CJ Cain | Lead Guitar

Arthur Hancock | Guitar

Roddy Puckett | Bass

Since their inception in late 2014 The Wooks have been making noise in central Kentucky and beyond. The band won the prestigious 2016 RockyGrass Band Competition, placed in the finals for the 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, and were a 2017 IBMA Momentum Award Nominee. Their first record, Little Circles, recorded at Compass Studios and produced by Alison Brown, debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart.

Notable Performances: 

RockyGrass, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Festival of the Bluegrass, ROMP Festival, Master Musicians Festival, SamJam, Music City Roots, Rudy Fest 

Winners 2016 RockyGrass Band Competition

Finalist 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition

2017 IBMA Momentum Award Nominee


The Wooks are endorsed by D'Addario

The Wooks are proud to be TUNES Ambassadors for the CAN’d Aid Foundation. We work to cultivate a love of music by hosting music workshops, donating instruments and raising funds to spread do-goodery nationwide.

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