Jason Wood to Redline

After touring of late as a four piece group, Audie Blaylock has announced the addition of Jason Wood from Statesville, NC on mandolin. In addition to being a talented young mandolinist and guitarist, Jason has the rare distinction of being a left handed player – using a left handed mandolin.

I saw Wood recently on Song Of The Mountains, appearing with Constant Change in support of Curly Seckler. He is a strong player with a real bluegrass pedigree. His grandfather is noted NC banjo picker A.L. Wood, who recorder a number of albums featuring his singing, playing and songwriting. His dad, Mike Wood, is also a bluegrass musician who got young Jason stated right at only 7 years old.

Jason also shares the honor of being a proud endorser of Altman mandolins, along with the legendary Herschel Sizemore, with whom he is seen trading off on Rebecca in this video – using their Altmans, of course.

Understandably, Wood is stoked to be working with Audie and the boys.

“I’m very excited about joining Audie and Redline! I’m grateful for this opportunity and excited about making great music!”

You can check Audie’s tour schedule online to see when they’ll be playing near you.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.