Jul 19, 2018 | 8:00PM
Cody Jinks with Special Guest The Steel Woods July 19
Rolling Stone said it best about Cody Jinks- “Rule Changing Country Music"
With his smooth baritone and lonesome, dark-hued country songs, Cody Jinks brings his hugely successful tour to Evansville, IN on July 19th at Victory Theatre. The Saving Country Music Album of the Year award winner is proving that Country Music empowered by credibility has made its way to the masses. This did not happen overnight for Jinks, who has spent the better part of the last 10 years playing numerous empty bar rooms to a never-ending financial loss. “Yeah, I’ve been pretty good at losing money. Not the greatest feeling in the world to be gone from home for long stretches of time, only to walk in the door broke. But I never gave up. Never even had that thought”
His latest critically acclaimed album ‘I’m Not The Devil’ smashed his Personal Chart Records, Breaking Top 5 On Billboard Country And Independent Album Charts. Pandora called 'I'm Not The Devil' "a gift from above for country fans of all stripes.”
About The Steel Woods:
Wes Bayliss: vocals, electric/acoustic/baritone guitars, piano, dobro, keys, harmonica
Jason “Rowdy” Cope: electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, piano, percussion
Jay Tooke, drums and percussion
Johnny Stanton: bass
“The stories told in all these songs / Don't sound the same to everyone / Some you hear, and some you see / And all that means is whatever it means to me / Not all are real, but all are true / Cause all that means is whatever they mean to you”
“Whatever It Means To You”
Like their name, The Steel Woods are a hybrid musical force, part hard-edged, part Americana roots country folk, man-made, yet organic, rock but also bluegrass, R&B, blues, gospel, soul and heavy metal, “the materials which America is built on” according to co-founder Wes Bayliss. The Nashville-based band is also steeped in the ethos of Southern rock, with the music on its debut Woods Music/Thirty Tigers release, Straw in the Wind, both timeless and indefinable, sounding like it could’ve been recorded at any point during the past half-century. “That’s kinda the idea,” nods Bayliss.
The Steel Woods trace an unbroken line from Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams through Willie and Waylon, then the Allmans, Blackfoot, The Band and Tom Petty up through contemporaries like Kings of Leon and the Avett Brothers.