5 Weekender questions with The Woodsheep

The Woodsheep will perform Friday on 98.7 The Freq.
The Woodsheep will perform Friday on 98.7 The Freq. Photo provided

The Woodsheep, which released its debut record, “Watching Mars,” last year, recently answered five Weekender questions.

Q: How long have you been playing?

A: The Woodsheep began as a duet between Austin Tackett and Andrew Preston around two years ago. Roughly seven months in, Melissa Caskey and Matt Holleran joined.

Q: How do you describe your sound?

A: We’ve been called everything from bluegrass to folktronica. We think indie folk rock is probably the best fit. We try to refrain from labels. We play rootsy music with what we have available to us, whether that be jazz inspired finger picking, old time Appalachian banjo, Nintendo-style synthesizers and quirky lyricism.

Q: Which musician — alive or dead — do you most wish you could share the stage with?

A: Andrew — KT Tunstall; Matt — Underoath; Austin — John Prine; Melissa — Prince.

Q: What’s your favorite song to play live?

A: We like everything we play, but nothing as thrilling as playing some of our good sing-along tunes like “Live Simply” and “The Peach Tree” to get the crowd involved.

Q: Where can people hear your music?

A: www.thewoodsheep.com.