Woody Pines
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About the band

Billed as a purveyor of “country blues, rag time, and viper jazz,” Woody Pines is that and more. He’s also a purveyor of fine original songs that draw on those traditions and others as well: “This Train Rolls By” evokes Tom Waits and Woody Guthrie simultaneously, “New Nashville Boogie” evokes Hank Williams and the Andrews Sisters simultaneously, and his version of “Junco Partner” manages to avoid evoking the Clash at all. Recorded warmly but cleanly (none of that lo-fi pretense for him, and bless him for it), this album provides plenty of good rootsy enjoyment.

 "On his new self-titled album, Pines looks back to streets and hollers, juke joints and dancehalls, and brings them all forward for a new generation to enjoy.”

-The Bluegrass Situation


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What People are saying!

“Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life I swear…. I’m their biggest fan now!” – Billy Joe Shaver

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. 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 American music.”
– Alli Marshall Mtn. Xpress, Asheville, North Carolina


“Roots music is a richer place because of Woody Pines.”

 -Ketch Secor, Old Crow Medicine Show

“Rock solid sexy old time vaudeville hill-billy groove.”
– Sxip Shirey of the Luminescent Orchestrii, NYC

“A rollicking, engaging amalgam of old-time blues and jug band sensibilities. “....Walking Down the Road has overtones of early Dylan in its guitar finger-picking and wistful drawl.” – Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman