FRIDAY 11th MAY from the USA… WOODY PINES BAND
with acoustic support
Doors 7.45pm | Main band 9.15pm
Thank you so much for your level of support when we asked for your help in supporting our last two gigs. We had one hundred and seventy people on a Sunday night to witness a cracking show from the Blues Caravan Tour 2018.
Many people remarked to us that it was the best gig they had been to in ages which is always good to hear. It has also gone a long way to wiping out the losses we have incurred prior to the most recent gig.
...but we do need our last gig to be a success and for this we need your help in buying tickets.
It is totally different to the blues caravan show but that is what we are all about making sure we represent roots music in its widest sense.
This really is a great show with Woody Pines rightly established as one of the great interpreters of the rich tapestry of American Music. It will leave you with a smile on your face at the end of the evening.
Woody Pines - "Who Do You Love" and "Freight Train"
“Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life I swear… I’m their biggest fan now!” Billy Joe Shaver
Woody and his band represent street music as it should be played very up-tempo but very diverse.
If you’re wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour WOODY PINES comes from, look to the streets. It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Heavy rollicking street performances are the key to some of today’s best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS’ Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they’re the key to Woody’s intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun.
Woody travelled all over the streets of this country, road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right.
That’s why the songs on his new self-titled release WOODY PINES (released May 28 on underground label Muddy Roots Recordings) are so hot. This is gonzo folk music, the kind of raise-the-rafters, boot-shakin’ jump blues that used to be banging out of juke joints all over the South in the late 1940s, but now it’s burning into the ear-holes of a younger generation of Nashville kids, all looking for music with deep roots and something to hang on to.
“Go and see them, you won’t regret it”! American Roots UK
“Rock solid sexy old time vaudeville hill-billy groove.”
Sxip Shirey of The Luminescent Orchestrii, NYC
It’s tempting to call Woody Pine’s newest music “rockabilly,” and in fact he recorded the new album at Sputnik Studios in Nashville, famous for recording rockabilly and psych-twang heroes JD McPherson, Jack White, and Sturgill Simpson. But it might be more accurate to call Woody’s new songs “hillbilly boogie;” a rarely remembered genre of American music made famous by the Delmore Brothers. Hillbilly boogie sits at the exact moment when the buzzed- out, electrified hillbilly country music of Appalachia (which itself drew heavily from country blues), first hit the sawdust-floored honky-tonks of old Nashville and Memphis.
It was the moment exactly before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Woody writes with a wink to this critical time on songs like “Anything for Love” and “New Nashville Boogie,” drawing in modern references at will to make his points. He also dives deep into the tradition, drawing up gems like the old gangsta- folk song “Make It to the Woods” from the Mississippi Sheiks.
In Woody’s music, there’s never an idea that roots music should be a recreation of an older time. Instead, he taps the vein of this music that’s still beating today, finding common ground with the old hucksters and bar-hounds who created the music in the first place.
Please support our last show and then we can release details of all the shows we have booked to January 2019. We need one last push and then we are confident we will have the working capital to continue.
Tickets are only £15.00 in advance
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