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The Wooden Suns

lylb woodenSome artists like making concept albums, or at least intentionally creating a collection of songs with an identifiable narrative thread or theme to it.

But Denys Kozakis, who sings and plays rhythm guitar in the folk rock group the Wooden Suns, prefers to let the creative process move him rather than control the process himself.

“Mostly I just write and see what happens,” Kozakis says. “A lyric will come to me—I usually don’t know where it comes from, and I’ll find a guitar part I like that fits with the lyric, and then I just let it take me wherever it does.”

So what kind of material does Kozakis write about? Well, it varies, but he has noticed one element making its way into some of the band’s material. “I live up in the woods near Felton, and the woods, the forest, that has a way of creeping in there,” he says with a laugh.

The quartet formed in early 2013, and has been hard at work honing their skills. An EP is in the works—Kozakis says he hopes to release it by the end of the year, though there is no firm date yet. You can get a great sense of what to expect from the EP by checking out “Where the Days Find Me” on both their Facebook and Bandcamp pages. The rock track introduces Kozakis’ humble, philosophical side as he talks about the song being older than him.

“It’s a song about being present and living in the moment,” says Kozakis. “Like stopping to listen to the river.”

God knows we could all use a message like that. Bring on that EP, guys!


INFO: The Wooden Suns will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Don Quixote’s, 6275 Highway 9, Felton. $10. 603-2294.

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