Straw In The Wind, the debut album from Nashville-based rock band The Steel Woods is set for release on May 19 via Woods Music/Thirty Tigers — you can pre-order it now. The Steel Woods are a commanding musical force that blends an amalgam of influences with a Southern-infused foundation. The group’s sound is a hybrid of rock, blues, folk, gospel, heavy metal, Americana, soul and bluegrass.
Straw In The Wind features 13 tracks mostly written by lead singer Wes Bayliss and guitarist Jason ‘Rowdy” Cope, who played guitar in Jamey Johnson’s band for nine years. The album includes songs by acclaimed writers such as Darrell Scott, Brent Cobb and even Black Sabbath, which receive inspired and distinctive interpretations. Bayliss and Cope, the gifted multi-instrumentalists and group co-founders, are joined by drummer Jay Tooke and bassist Johnny Stanton.