Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
Woody Pines brings that low-key street corner style of performance to his stage show, but with all the polish and seasoned professionalism of a tour-bus-and-green-room rock stardom.
~Ali Marshall, Mtn Xpress
Now on his fourth album, Woody Pines is no stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners of the USA. Alongside artists like Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge, Woody continues to dust off the old 45s and make the music new again. Integrating sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall, Woody Pines belts out songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive vintage twang.
Woodys journey has taken him from street corners and smoky bars to folk festivals and the Grand Ole Opry, but he started with Bob Dylan. As a child, unable to read music, he made up new tunes for the Bob Dylan songbooks around his house. He immersed himself in music, and later hitchhiked with a friend to visit his heroes such as Pete Seeger, Ramblin Jack Elliot and Utah Philips. By the age of nineteen, he claims to have played in forty-nine states.
Woody began the famed Eugene, Oregon, jug band the Kitchen Syncopators while at the Oregon Country Fair, busking for tips with Gill Landry. The Kitchen Syncopators began touring up and down the west coast, which is where they met famed Seattle street corner musician Baby Gramps. Baby Gramps recommended they try New Orleans, and gave them the name of an old flame who lived there. The Syncopators stayed for three years. They worked street corners tirelessly, putting in hours busking, treating music like a full- time job, but it paid off: three albums later, the Kitchen Syncopators had made a lasting name for themselves.
*Times listed are when doors open. Music typically begins one hour later. Prices listed are for tickets only, an additional $5 door charge may apply for those under age 21 at our 18 and over shows.