Wood Smoke Rising

Jackson Hole Bluegrass


Founded in 2012, Wood Smoke Rising cut its teeth and strings picking around campfires, house parties and at the historic Jackson Hole Hootenanny at Dornan's at the base of the majestic Tetons. With a performance outlet as good as the Hoot, Wood Smoke Rising began to grow as a group and started performing at weddings and private parties, eventually moving on to regular performances on local stages like the Silver Dollar Bar at The Wort Hotel and various live music events around the valley. WSR released an album of original music in July 2015. The band as a whole has stopped playing shows, but it is certainly not the end of the members playing and writing music in the area and playing at the Hoot. 


Thanks to everyone for your support over the years!



Mike Swanson - Guitar, Vocals

Andy Gabel - Banjo, Vocals

Josh Metten - Fiddle

Lucas Nash - Mandolin

Rob Sidle - Bass, Vocals