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The Wooks’ Wednesday Morning Wakeup

While I am not a big fan of country music, I do love bluegrass, so when I received a tip yesterday about a Kentucky bluegrass band making some noise on a national level, my ears perked. You’re looking at The Wooks, an up-and-coming group from Lexington, and this past weekend, they won first place at the prestigious 44th annual RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado. The band is comprised of CJ Cain (guitar), Galen Green (mandolin), Arthur Hancock (banjo), Roddy Puckett (bass), and Jesse Wells (fiddle), and not only did they win the overall competition, Green and Wells received runner-up honors in the mandolin and fiddle categories. I’m not well-versed on my folk music festival competitions, but this is apparently a huge honor; definitely one worthy of a morning wakeup post dedication. Congrats, guys.

The Wooks describe their sound as a mix of traditional bluegrass and mountain music, with threads of singer-songwriters, rock, and jam bands woven through. To learn more about them, check out their website and Instagram page, which includes a shot of this awesome shirt which I need to own:

The most wonderful time of the year.

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Hit play on this video and let the sounds of The Wooks take you through today’s agenda:

(Someone complaining about the Bernie shirt in 3…2…1…)

ICYMI, Mark Stoops got a commitment yesterday

Cedrick Dort, a 6’1″ cornerback from South Florida, committed to Kentucky yesterday over Cincinnati, Iowa State, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin. The 6’1″ Dort is considered a three-star by 247 Sports and a two-star by Rivals. He’s Stoops’ 12th commitment in the 2017 class.

Karl Towns is back in Lexington

Karl’s is back in his old Kentucky home to host his “Rookie of the Year” camp at the Joe Craft Center today, and will speak to reporters around 10:30 a.m. We’ll have highlights from his press conference, but if you want to see Karl yourself, head on out to All Sports in Fayette Mall tonight:

Calipari showed the team the dribble drive last night

If I had a nickel for every time Calipari says his team’s going to run the dribble drive and they never do, I’d have…well, at least ten dollars, but regardless, Cal showed them how it works last night. That’s all fine and well, but I’m more excited about De’Aaron Fox’s defense in this clip:

Finishing the semester with a little night session. @swipathefox with the defensive prowess.

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Players report to fall camp tomorrow

The first practice is Friday, and to prepare, the UK Turf crew put down lines on the new practice fields:

It’s beginning to look a lot like football…

I finished Stranger Things

And it is so, so good. On Monday, I wrote about Netflix’s original series in depth, but I’m even more impressed after finishing it up last night. While the 80’s nostalgia was the first thing I loved about the show, the storyline itself got better as the show went on, and while the finale was satisfying, the door is still wide open for season two.

Speaking of those 80’s movie references, check out this supercut (obviously don’t watch if you haven’t seen the show yet):

That’ll do, friends. Go make the most of your Wednesday.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

10 Comments for The Wooks’ Wednesday Morning Wakeup

  1. That group would be great if it wasn’t for that Bernie shirt. 😉

  2. Stump
    11:09 am August 3, 2016 Permalink

    Ask Arthur Hancock about the t-shirt, he’s on FB. He’s the bandleader and banjo player.

    11:18 am August 3, 2016 Permalink

    +1 for local Bluegrass!
    Lexington used to be the epicenter of the bluegrass/newgrass scene back in the eighties.

    Mrs TT, you really need to enjoy The Station Inn, frequently, as long as you remain in Nash Vegas.

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      11:22 am August 3, 2016 Permalink

      I love The Station Inn. Given all the growth in the Gulch, I’m glad it still remains.

  4. Kyreds
    2:14 pm August 3, 2016 Permalink

    The Wooks sound more Bluegrass than country!! #Just saying

  5. swish
    4:56 pm August 3, 2016 Permalink