Wood & Wire

The Texas songwriter tradition casts a long shadow today, and Austin-based Americana roots juggernauts Wood & Wire could easily rattle off a long list of songwriters that inspire them from Willie Nelson to James McMurtry, and everyone in between. But ask them about what it is about Texas that brought us so many great songwriters, and they stop cold. That’s because they don’t romanticize their culture or their past, they’re too busy working their asses off making new music, writing new songs. Wood & Wire rely on their humble acoustic instruments and their own hands to make music meant to last. As Tony Kamel sings, “I ain’t trying to be the kingpin, I’m just trying to make a living.”