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Bio: 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. If Pines’ elegantly-disheveled fedora and vintage resonator guitar don’t set the mood (both are strongly suggestive... See Full BioMore Info
Woody Pines (FREE SHOW) Certain talented musicians have the ability to transport the listener to a different time by just hitting some strings or directing the air that fills their lungs. For Woody Pines, you find yourself in the Mississippi Delta when AM radio is king, sippin whiskey if youre fortunate and moonshine if youre desperate. New Orleans has music seeping out of the bricks in the old French quarter, said Woody Pines, who moved to New Orleans to study the citys famous music scene, but now resides in Asheville, North Carolina. We went down there to learn [the music] not just note for note, but also through the food and lifestyle that make New Orleans so special. Although the group has been playing together for two and half years, Pines is the driving force both creatively and on stage, which has lead to some very tall comparisons. Im not really sure where the Bob Dylan associations come from, said Pines. But I love Dylan and Im honored to be alive when he is, so I take it as a compliment. Pines, who comes from a musical family and has been playing music since he can remember, describes the bands sound as one that has been created through time, and its songs reflect that belief. Reefer Man immediately brings to mind a haunting, Halloween hootenanny that could have come straight out of vaudeville. Pretty Blue Eyes puts listeners straight into the backseat of a convertible, whipping around the back roads of the Delta on a crisp, autumn night. Several other songs by the band, such as Nashville and Delta Bound, evoke thoughts of a Southern gossip or a post-Civil War America where the blues werent just a style of music, but a way of life. I pick and choose the best sounding stuff, said Pines. Everything from swing band to old country blues goes into our music, along with lifes influences. By Max Bonem Athens, Ohio.