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Wood Belly (Photo courtesy The Lariat)

Wood Belly will bring its brand of traditional bluegrass music to the Lariat, located at 206 E Main St in Buena Vista, starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.

According to the event announcement on the Lariat’s website, “Bluegrass has become a mainstay in Colorado. The music of the mountains speaks to us and we can feel it in our souls. When a band like Wood Belly comes along to channel it, the sky is the limit.”

It continued, “Led by a pair of prolific songwriters, their songs are carefully and collectively crafted to ring out with honesty and passion. Wood Belly blends traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and whether you’re spinning your partner around or hanging on every word, the result is the same. You’re left smiling and wanting more.”

In 2018 the group released its debut album, Solid Ground and won the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition. Wood Belly was born when Chris Weist who plays the mandolin, met Craig Patterson (who plays the guitar) and Chris Zink (who plays the dobro) at the Rockygrass Festival in 2015. Within a year, they had teamed up with Aaron McCloskey, a banjo player and Taylor Shuck on bass.

Since then, the band has played at an ever-expanding list of great venues, including the Mishawaka amphitheater, the Fox Theater in Boulder, and Cervantes in Denver.

Their festival resume includes the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rapidgrass, the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, the Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival, The Wyoming State Bluegrass and BBQ festival, Snowygrass, Grapes and Grass, and more.

Tickets for the Wood Belly performance are $10 and can be found by visiting the events page on the Lariat’s website or by clicking here.