Entwood plays originals and covers that are distinctly American in influence. Their music is a mixture of folk, rock, bluegrass, politics, socioeconomics, and the great outdoors.
The Story Behind the Name
As lifelong fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and trees in general the band was named after Entwood, the forest in lord of the rings. Due to their love of trees and nature the band wrote about the oldest tree in the world (Prometheus) that got cut down, and a tune (Nameless) about climbing a redwood located in coastal California. The band also has songs that address the consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing (Gasland) and Mountaintop Removal Mining.
Danny Wildmon – vocals, mandolin, rhythm guitar
Danny plays electric guitar and mandocaster and is the lead singer for the band. His song writing focuses on an emotional connection to the outdoors and support for environmental and socio-economic justice.
Kelin Gibbons – lead guitar, backup vocals
Kelin plays lead guitar for Entwood. Several of the original songs by Entwood were co-written by Kelin and or arranged. Kelin teaches guitar, banjo and mandolin lessons at KSM music in Logan, UT. In 2014 he received a music degree from Utah State University.
Kory Gibbons – drums
Kory is a drummer for Entwood. His approach is to propel the band through creative and unique drum sections while still keeping solid time. He grew up in Logan, UT where has occupied the drum throne for a variety of well known northern Utah area bands, including Juniper Junction and Swamp Donkey.
Karl Gibbons – bass guitar
Karl provides the groove with the 5 string bass and upright bass. Karl’s bass playing fits right in with Entwoods Americana, Folk and rippin fiddle tunes.
Wade Evans – lead guitar
Wade also plays lead guitar for Entwood. Wade is a world traveler. He is an accomplished Oud, Sitar, Guitar, Mandolin and Flute player. He has traveled to and studied music in various countries including but not limited to India, Turkey, Peru, and Brazil. He also plays Charango, Fiddle, Piano and more (there are just too many instruments to mention). He is truly a music guru.