The Womack Family Band isn’t a blood-related family. However, the group consists of four members who live, eat, sleep, and breathe music- together. They live together, and when they’re not rehearsing or recording, the family is on the road touring from Ohio to Maine to Florida and everywhere in between.
After the release of their debut record in 2010 The Womack Family Band has been touring with Americana singer/songwriter Chris Castle on The Drenched Earth Tour, performing as co-headliner and as the backing band for Chris. They captured the magic on Chris Castles June 2011 release “Of God and Man (beneath the sun)”. Castle and the Womacks then ventured to Woodstock, NY in July of 2011 to record at Levon Helm Studios. The definitive Chris Castle collection not only features the Womacks but has a musical cameo list that includes Tommy Ramone, Garth & Maud Hudson, Larry Campbell, and other great musicians.
The crew will be hitting the road again in 2012, check Dirt Sandwich for more information on Chris Castle and The Womack Family, as well as tour dates and links to the music.
At one time, the sounds of the mid-west were those of grinding machines, the hum of fluorescent lights, and the scuffling of steel-toed boots on the factory floor. That time is fading, now graffitied warehouses sit in abandon while rusty forklifts remain idle, foreclosed houses await their next debtor.
The wind still blows through the corn. Animals still roam. The people still make ends meet.
Today the sound of the mid-west is like it’s culture, constantly changing and being influenced by the seemingly distant nation in which it resides. We diligently read our magazines and watch our televisions, and most of the people and places in them are not from our home and have never heard of it.
We have plenty of time to think about things here.