Northwind was a short lived blues -rock band that was devastated by deaths of several band members before they reached a high degree of success and fame. First Tammy Swygard , vocalist, passed away from complications of FiberMyalgia. Next Ken Collard passed away from complications from diabetis. Next Blackie Jo James, female vocalist, passed away. The band disintegrated after the key losses of these three musicians. Woody Anderson, retired from the music business to spend more time with his elderly father after his mom passed away. After the death of his father he returned to reformThe Whirlwind Band with all it's original members and some new faces. But the country-rock band left a void. Northwind had to be resurrected with all new musicians. Woody's blues roots begged out for being revitalized!. In the summer of 2013, almost 10 years after, Northwind disbanded, it was reborn. Applications are being accepted!