Bar Conversations

The Wooks on their new album, their name and hitting the road

CJ Cain from bluegrass band The Wooks joins us to talk about trying to find good bourbon, The Wooks’ upcoming album Flyin’ High, how they came up with their name, what got him into music, being able to tour, what’s in store for 2022 and more. Plus, Kevin Patterson joins us for Tasting Notes to talk about non-alcoholic beer and how it has changed over the years.


  • Introduction to show
  • On this week’s “Tasting Notes”, Kevin Patterson, a Cicerone and National Beer Judge, talks about non-alcoholic beer and how it has changed in recent years. (starts around the 1-minute mark)

CJ Cain of The Wooks joins us at the 8-minute mark.

  • What are you drinking?
  • How would you describe the style of The Wooks 
  • How did the name come about? 
  • What got you into music? 
  • Who/what type of music did you grow up with or influenced you? 
  • What can folks expect on new album Flying High? 
  • I read where you wanted it to have a more live feeling, said bluegrass is getting more autotuned, what were you all shooting for? 
  • Does this differ from your first two albums?   
  • As you all write new material, what’s the like? Pulling from experiences, have ideas? 
  • Since you all started in 2014, how has the journey been? 
  • You all are going on tour for the new album, what can folks expect? 
  • Is there a favorite venue or place you all have played/gone? 
  • Wook-o-ween and the fun of putting that on 
  • Did you ever expect this to be your life? 
  • You all are ambassadors for Can’d Aid, why is that important to you all? 
  • In addition to the new album/tour, what are you hoping for in 2022?

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