Inside Elijah Wood's Life as a DJ With Zach Cowie

The "Lord of the Rings" star and pal Zach Cowie take ABC News record shopping.

ByKenneth Bachor
January 22, 2015, 4:10 AM
PHOTO: Elijah Wood, left, and Zach Cowie, right, are pictured in front of A1 Records in New York City on Jan. 19, 2015.
Elijah Wood, left, and Zach Cowie, right, are pictured in front of A1 Records in New York City on Jan. 19, 2015.
Kenneth Bachor/ABC News

— -- Digging through the comprehensive selection at New York City's A1 Records, a treasure trove of vinyl excellence, Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie are enthusiastic to talk about their love of music.

For nearly three years, the duo have been DJing various events under the name Wooden Wisdom and decided to kick off a tour this year, spanning nine dates throughout North America and Europe, see below.

PHOTO: Elijah Wood is pictured inside A1 Records in New York City on Jan. 19, 2015.
Elijah Wood is pictured inside A1 Records in New York City on Jan. 19, 2015.
Kenneth Bachor/ABC News

Surrounded by music for his entire life, Wood, perhaps best known for his roles in "The Lord of the Rings" and "Wilfred," initially began their foray as DJs as a hobby 15 years ago.

For him, Wooden Wisdom serves as a positive creative outlet and energizing medium that fills a certain space that acting does not.

Along with Cowie, who has worked with an impressive variety of record labels and artists, both personalities suitably compliment each other due to their aligned musical interests.

Wood and Cowie share an encyclopedic knowledge of the art of music, with their vinyl DJ sets serving as a sonic odyssey covering sounds from around the world. Though their audience probably does not recognize most of the artists that they play, it certainly doesn’t stop their fans from dancing and having fun.

PHOTO: Zach Cowie, left, and Elijah Wood, right, try out vinyl records in A1 Records in New York City on Jan. 19, 2015.
Zach Cowie, left, and Elijah Wood, right, try out vinyl records in A1 Records in New York City on Jan. 19, 2015.
Kenneth Bachor/ABC News

First off, how did you guys meet?

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