We would appreciate your consideration to book our family bluegrass band,
“Wood Family Tradition”
Wood Family Tradition brings over 150 years of combined experience in the Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel Genre!
Family values, legacy, faith, and humor are just a few things that Wood Family Tradition bring to the stage! Music, however, is nothing new to this family. Stemming from the legacy of hard driving, traditional, and original bluegrass music that the legendary banjoist/singer/songwriter AL Wood began in the 60’s, Mike, Bobby, Jason, and Brian were raised on a strict diet of bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music.
Members of Wood Family Tradition are Mike Wood on guitar and vocals, Bobby Wood on bass and vocals, Jason Wood (formerly of The James King Band and Audie Blaylock & Redline) on mandolin and vocals, Mackenzie Wood on vocals, and Brian Aldridge (formerly of Sideline) on banjo and vocals.
Mike and Bobby traveled with their dad’s band for over 35 years and were included on three albums. They also performed at most eastern NC, southern Virginia, and Tennessee bluegrass festivals including the 1982 World’s Fair, Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Festival and appearances at Fan Fair in Nashville, TN! Mike and Bobby have been busy in the studio recording tracks for their good friend, Ray Edwards. Together with Ray they just released with Pinecastle Records, “A Golden Anniversary Celebration” with other featured artists, Junior Sisk, Danny Paisley, Alan Bibey, Bradley Walker and many more!
Jason had the pleasure of touring the United States and Canada during his tenure with aforementioned bands and was thrilled to be a part of Bill Monroe’s 100th Year Celebration, Live at Bean Blossom, produced by Rural Rhythm Records. Jason also played bass with his Grandfather for several years before his retirement from the festival circuit. In 2009, along with Brian they were featured on PBS Song of The Mountains with special guest Curley Seckler of Flatt and Scruggs.
Brian has been a tenured banjoist and vocalist with bluegrass group, Constant Change. During his tenure with Sideline, he toured the United States and Canada and was featured on two projects, playing mandolin, as well as, lead and tenor vocals.
Mackenzie is the only band member who was not raised in a bluegrass family. She does however, have a rich history in live performance. After spending years as an actress/dancer/singer at the largest outdoor community theater in the country, The Theatre In The Park, Mackenzie stumbled upon bluegrass music. As a young adult she pursued a career in country music, gracing the stages in Branson, MO, and was even a top 200 contestant on American Idol! Mackenzie recently has had the opportunity to appear on two occasions as a guest singer with The Malpass Brothers, singing the old country music we all truly love!
Wood Family Tradition released their first album in January of 2015, with 13 tracks of solid bluegrass material, most of which was written by members of the family. They plan on releasing a new cd in 2019.
“I must say, it’s all here. All cuts are good featuring vocals, picking, and writing from all members. As you journey through this album, you will experience a sampling of true mountain bluegrass, powerful gospel music, age old stories of broken hearts, revenge, trains and hobos, all delivering in the family tradition. I truly hope you enjoy this album as much as I will enjoy playing it on the airwaves!”