Cutaway Crossing

Cutaway Crossing

 Kansas City, Kansas, USA

CutawayCrossing is five Midwestern guys having a ball making and playing their own version of acoustic driven Alt-Country music. There is something strangely familiar - but very unique - about their sound! Think about combining The Steve Miller Band, The Eagles, The Old 97s and Whiskeytown...


The Cutaway Crossing story:

Believe in music!

One gorgeous, September Saturday afternoon in 2005, two childhood buddies - who hadn't seen each other in years - literally bumped into each other in a Kansas City guitar shop. Life after college had taken Woody Bendle and Trevor Howard to opposite coasts but fate brought them back to the Midwest and their love of music got them back together! Cutaway Crossing begins...

Cutaway Crossing is five Midwestern guys who all share an incredible passion for living life, creating, and playing great music. Their motivation is singular and simple - passion! "If you don't have passion - you've got nothin'! If you're not passionate about what you're doin', stop doin' it!"

The name "Cutaway Crossing" represents the origins and the essence of the band. All of their tunes are developed on acoustic guitars - the majority being cutaways.

"Nothing can quite match the vibe and the vulnerability of three acoustic guitars working it out with the rhythm section...that's when the real magic happens!" wb

Also, playing together is the band's reason for "cutting away" from what they normally do, day in, and day out.

Cutaway Crossing's music is a "crossing" of a number of influences, genres, textures, and years of very different experiences crossing back and forth across the US. There ya have it. Cutaway Crossing!

Their Sound:
Think about combining The Steve Miller Band, The Eagles, The Old 97s, Tom Petty and Whiskeytown...

Cutaway Crossing's debut album "This Exit" was completed March 2008 and released September 2008. Their first single "Connect" is receiving positive reviews and is always a crowd fav!

"Yeah... I guess you'll hear a little irreverent homage to Johnny Cash in this Red-Dirt tune. He's definitely one of our influences, but... there'll never be another Johnny..." wb

Check out "Connect" on your local College and Country radio stations!

The guys from Cutaway Crossing are having a ball right now gigging, promoting their new CD and sharing their own version of acoustic-driven, Alt-County / Red-Dirt music! "Come on by and check us out!"

"WOW! If you're a fan of Alt-Country, Cutaway Crossing is a no brainer! You're gonna love these guys!"

"If you're taking a road trip, this CD is an absolute MUST!"


The band's self-produced CD, "This Exit" was completed in March 2008 and released in September 2008. "This Exit" is a collection of eleven of the band's terrific toe-tappin' / head-bobbin' originals.

Recorded at HighPoint Recording Studios in Lenexa, KS - Joseph Mills engineer. Mastered at Airborne Audio by Don Miller.

Tracks from This Exit:
I Believe, Every Day, I Need This, Knock Me Down, Texas Way, Welcome Back to Tennessee, Connect, Don't Need to Talk About It, Luckenbach Today, Bumpkin's Gotta Party Down, Just Like I'm Supposed To.

Set List

Cutaway Crossing has a collection of more than 30 originals, and depending upon the setting, will play more of less of them.

Covers typically include interesting interpretations of songs by: Wilco, James McMurtry, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Pat Green, Semisonic, John Mellencamp, Collective Soul, The Gin Blossoms, REM, Blind Mellon, The Old 97's & The Goo Goo Dolls, ...

Gigs vary from one 12-15 song set lasting about one hour up to four 15-18 song sets.