WELLSVILLE,NY-Woody Pines will be performing on Friday, June 10th, at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center. Show starts at 8 p.m. Advanced tickets are $12, $14 at door. Members save an additional $2. Tickets may be purchased online at www.WellsvilleCreativeArtsCenter.com or at the Art Center Coffee House. For more information visit the website or call (585) 593-3000.
No stranger to fans of the new folk music coming in from all corners of the USA, alongside artists like Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge, Woody Pines continues to forage through the secret world of old 78’s and to write new chapters in the Anthology of American Music. Integrating sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woody Guthrie to Preservation Hall, Woody Pines belts out songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive vintage twang.
Woody 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 star. If Pines’ elegantly-disheveled fedora and vintage resonator guitar don’t set the mood (both are strongly suggestive of the musician’s mix of ragtime, country blues and lightning-speed folk), the backing band does the trick. The distinctive viper sound is brought together with Skip Frontz Jr. on the upright bass, adding both the booty shakin’, low-end and rapid fire percussion with his sought after slap technique that has blown people away night after night. Brad Tucker, on the vintage electric guitar and vocal harmonies, fills out the trio, working his magic to make the band sound bigger than they are. Woody plays the National Guitar, harmonica and floor tom, singing in a voice sounding uncannily like a young Willie Nelson.
Crackerjack musicianship goes a long way toward a band’s greatness, but showmanship seals the deal. Pines, on stage, is an old soul and natural performer, storied and steeped in the best of Americana.
“Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life I swear… I’m their biggest fan now!” -Billy Joe Shaver
“…Woody has that vintage voice, the inflection, feel and groove of that era he represents and it adds to the polish… no, that’s the wrong word this time. It adds to the old varnish of these tunes.” -John Apice, NO DEPRESSION