What do you get when you book Back City Woods?
Authenticity: Out of Macon, GA (the heart & soul of the South), we bring a fresh take on Southern music. Featuring original songwriting, a high energy, dance worthy show, and fearlessly throwing musical curveballs like banjo, upright bass, or fiddle when the time and place is right. Your guests will have fun. BCW can rock like Led Zeppelin, think like the late Leonard Cohen, with harmonies like a 1950s barbershop quartet.
What are we up to today?
Writing songs, booking festivals for the Summer, promoting our album, and helping venues around the South make good on the promise of their dancefloors. We’ve also been featured frequently on radio -- 99x in Atlanta and the Creek in Macon.
What’s our background?
Life in the forgotten South. Our members are scattered all over Middle GA. We started playing as Back City Woods as part of the Soap Box Derby in Macon. We’ve won awards (Best new band, best album, etc.) for our albums from the 11th Hour (a nightlife publication from Middle GA), named the Atlanta Braves band of the year, opened for Drive-By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, and created a festival in Macon called The Roots Rock Showcase.
What do others have to say?
“The Light. The Dark. The Dust,” released last year was our first full length after two EPs. This album was ranked in the top 100 albums by a Brazilian-based Americana website. We’d like to partner with you to bring our authentic Southern band to your town.
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The Light. The Dark. The Dusk. Selected as a Top 100 Country album of the year by SouthernRockBrasil.com.br
Frequently featured on radio station 99x in Atlanta, GA.
Some of the songs featured so far
Big Dreams (Small Towns)
Down The River
My Last Stand
Love Is A .45
Released our first LP, The Light. The Dark. The Dusk.
"Back City Woods plays something that is harder than newgrass and softer than rock — but not by much. Americana, country and bluegrass collide with alternative rock in an explosion of genre insurgence on the band’s latest EP."Full review
"Back City Woods have upped the ante on their new EP Around the Bend. With two new band members, fiddle and banjo player Sterling Waite and Kevin Ogle on bass, the Macon, GA quintet really gelled."Full review
" Their newest and first EP, Dirt From Which We Came immediately displays progression and sincere interest for the music they’re making. The title track kickstarts the record with a frantic and complex mix of guitar, fiddle, piano, and bass before dropping into a full fledged, double time get down, complete with group vocals and a chorus that has been stuck in my head all week. 'Thinking' and 'Promises' immediately reminded me of Old Crow Medicine Show or earlier Avett Brothers. This record moves quickly to say the least. I had to sit down and listen to it 3 or 4 times through before I even knew where to begin but it hits hard and leaves a lasting impression. These guys are talented and they clearly love what they’re doing and have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. 'Long Time Coming' and 'Nothing For Me Here' carry a similar feel as the previous tracks but that’s not to say that they don’t hold their own. 'Dirt' is an EP that really divulges into exposing the nuances of their music and the band has been hard at work to make sure that this carries over for their live shows. The EP ends with 'August 1993,' a track that builds upon itself into a jangling, vibrant chorus. I found myself envisioning Emmy Lou Harris or Jenny Lewis or even Loretta Lynn providing some sort of backing vocals for this track. They’ve got a ways to go before anything like that happens but these guys are on the right track."Full review
"This place that's here
before me/Was here before I ever came to take you away,' emphatically strains Daniel NeSmith on 'Dirt from which We Came,' an upbeat, progressive bluegrass tune (and name of the EP) by the Macon, GA five-piece Back City Woods. As their EP title suggests, this debut has the band intently searching their newgrass roots with different ratios of Dave Matthews, Charlie Daniels, Lynard Skynyrd, and Mumford & Sons, across six distinct songs." Full review
"Back City Woods is an Americana/alt-country band from Macon, GA. Starting out as an acoustic duo who neverleft the studio, the band has grown into a five-headed monster with a barn storming attitude.They want their audience to cut loose and lock into the groove. Classic Southern rock licks and vocal harmonies mixed with uptempo bluegrass banjo, grounded with a bass line and an in-your-face drum beat that will get your feet moving." Full Review