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Woody Pines with Magnifus

World Cafe Live at the Queen

500 North Market Street Wilmington DE 19801
  • Thursday July 19th 2012

Crackerjack musicianship goes a long way toward a band’s greatness but showmanship seals the deal. On stage, Woody Pines is an old soul and natural performer, storied and steeped in the best of American music. His group infuses a hundred years of American music into their live performance—everything from early 20th century acoustic blues and rockabilly to the sounds of the White Stripes and The Black Keys. They'll even drop some hip-hop vibes in the mix. It's a fast-paced, swinging, high-energy show.

The band includes Zack Pozebanchuck on upright bass, Lyon Graulty on clarinet, lead guitar and vocal harmonies, Mike Gray on drums and Woody on guitar, harmonica and vocals. They create a Halloween hootenanny that could have come straight out of a time-traveling vaudeville show. Their song "Counting Alligators" puts listeners straight into the backseat of a convertible with Doctor John and Professor Longhair, whipping around the back roads of the Delta on a crisp, autumn night. Their songs "Nashville" and "Delta Bound" evoke Southern gossip or a post-Civil War America where the blues weren't just a style of music, but a way of life. "We pick and choose the best sounding music in the world and sing our own words and put our hearts and souls into that backdrop," says Pines, thus creating a truly unique and infectious style never heard before.

Also Performing: Magnifus


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