An up and coming group out of Nashville stopped by the WEIS Radio Studios on Wednesday. Dan O’Rourke, Raquel Cole and Leland Rooney make up this trio and as of 2021 they officially formed a three-part harmony group known as The Woods.
From living rooms and home studios, the trio found a way to bring their songs to a world desperate for live music. We had a chance to hear them LIVE in studio singing their song “Carolina Girl”.
Dan’s musical roots are steeped in the folk-revival era and classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s, and the fingerprints of those influences are unmistakable in both the melodic style and lyricism of his songs.
Raquel Cole is a seasoned musician with her own successful career as a Canadian country solo artist.
Leland Rooney is an inspired virtuoso whenever there is a guitar in his hands.
However, it is the dynamic blend of vocal tones in the trio that are, perhaps, most compelling to listeners. Cole, Rooney, and O’Rourke each have their own strengths as vocalists—and the lyrics of their songs are both mesmeric and profound—but the convergence of their tones is absolute magic.
The Woods have been hard at work for the past several months recording and producing an array of new music that is scheduled for release throughout 2022.
They have emerged at the top of their lyrical game with a distinctive arsenal of textured, soulful tones at their disposal; and audiences can expect big things from them in the upcoming months. The Woods are—without question—a contemporary classic.
If you would like more information on the trio, O’Rourke explained that you could find them online via their Facebook Page, as well as their website.
You can also hear the entire interview with Karli below.