The Steel Woods Find Their Own Musical Style Together | Local



The Steel Woods, pictured at The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan, will perform at The Plant in Dothan on August 1.


The Steel Woods may only have released two albums, but the band members played music long before they got together to record.

“We all knew each other as musicians,” said guitarist Jason “Rowdy” Cope, who played guitar for Jamey Johnson’s band for 10 years.

The Steel Woods will perform in a concert on August 1 at The Plant in downtown Dothan. The show promises a healthy serving of country and southern rock.

Whiskey Myers, a band from Texas with a new album slated for release in September, was featured in the Kevin Costner series “Yellowstone” in 2018 – both on the soundtrack and on screen. Them Dirty Roses, whose members are from Gadsden, will also be performing.

The Steel Woods features band members Wes Bayliss on guitar and vocals (the Alabama native also plays a few additional instruments); Face the guitars; Johnny Stanton on bass; and Jay Tooke on drums.

The band released their first album, “Straw in the Wind”, in 2017. A second album, “Old News” was released in January.

Bayliss and Cope became friends after performing on the same stage in Dickson, Tennessee.

“We had just played one night, and we were supporting a guy and this guy took a break and we just started playing,” Cope said. “I was doing this show that I called Guitarmageddon and I invited him to be a part of it. It just evolved from there. We started to go out and go fishing. Then we started to write together.

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