Band: The Steel Woods, Ross Cooper
Date: Thursday, June 28, with doors at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 day of show, available through Ticketfly
While Southern rock may not be as prolific as it has been in past decades, the Southeast still boasts a number of young, up-and-coming bands that are innovating this classic style, with great results. While the modern scene blurs genres and labels, bands such as Nashville’s The Steel Woods are promoting an impressive, versatile style marked by undeniable Southern rock influences.
The Steel Woods fill their anthems with raw vocals graced by an edgy, powerful guitar style that is filled with rock fury and just a bit of country twang.
Nashville’s Ross Cooper will join The Steel Woods on this musical excursion. Before he was penning songs, Cooper was a notable on the rodeo circuit. Following an injury, Cooper decided to focus on his music career. Judging from his single “I Rode Wild Horses,” he’s embraced a haunting modern country style reminiscent of such artists as Chris Isaak and Lyle Lovett.
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