The Woodpile is an indie folk/rock band based in Laramie, Wyoming, established by lead vocalist Evan Gwin's solo EP, “The Woodpile,” released in December 2015. Members now include Evan Gwin (vocal/guitar), Brendan Ruwart (vocal, percussion, guitar, banjo), Molly DeLau (bass, cello), Jessie Salas (cello, vocal), and Jesse Twitchell (electric guitar, vocal). The five met through their connection with the music department at the University of Wyoming and Laramie community.
Music by The Woodpile is created with unique and thoughtful composition techniques that enhance the sounds and textures of a variety of instruments. Rich, sweet melodies from the cellos are accompanied by energetic electric guitar, and groovy bass lines, with a tight, rock-influenced rhythm section. Unorthodox song arrangements use lyrics derived from folk storytelling, portrayed through dense vocal harmonies. The prominent use of acoustic guitar pairs nicely with the occasional appearance of the banjo or mandolin, providing a homey, Wyoming-based listening experience.
Together, the band has compiled their talents to successfully create new music, tour the country and share their musical ideas with the world.