April 26, 2022 by 1888media
Fresh from a pair of packed shows at Ponyboy OKC and a main stage slot at Festival of the Arts in downtown, rising Americana outfit Wood Willow will make their debut appearance at this year’s Norman Music Fest, a free festival that draws around 100,000 patrons. Headliners include The Drums, DIIV, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Mothica, Luna Luna, and Fat Tony. Wood Willow kick off the main stage on Saturday April 30.
Ahead of their NMF debut, and in celebration of the release of their first album, Southern Intentions, the band’s co-founders, singer/mandolinist Becca Herrod and singer/guitarist Joel Parks, spoke with The Oklahoman, the state’s daily newspaper.
“I had a music teacher a long time ago tell me … you always want to have one foot in the traditional and one foot in the avant-garde. It’s not about how many notes you’re playing, it’s just about the intention behind the notes,” offered Parks, who often describes the group as if Gillian Welch and the White Stripes had a baby.
Herrod continues, “We definitely draw inspiration from traditional music, but we want to make it more our own. Joel and I, I feel like we are very similar people, and a lot of the ideas that either of us come up with, the other person is really into. Every song we’ve written together just is effortless for us.”
Read the rest at The Oklahoman and be sure to catch the band at NMF!