WOODY PINES (Brad Tucker and Friends) with Jemima James and Goodnight Louise playing the opening setUSA | 2014 | 90 mins | Not Rated | Music Concert
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“Woody Pines brings that low-key street corner style of performance to his stage show, but with all the polish and seasoned professionalism of tour-bus-and-green-room rock stardom.” — Ali Marshall, Mtn Xpress
No stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners of the USA. Alongside artists like Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge, Woody continues to forage thru 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 Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall, Woody Pines belts out songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive vintage twang.
The Woody Pines sound is completed with Shawn Supra slapping away on the upright bass, Brad Tucker on lead guitar and backing vocals, Joe Giotta on drums and Woody on guitar, harmonica and lead vocals. They have logged over 7800 miles in there van last year, with two trips to the UK and Ireland. ‘Counting Alligators’ was #7 on the Americana Charts)
Opening for Woody Pines – Ms. Jemima James with “Goodnight Louise”
Jemima James had been writing songs and singing them for forty years. Through the years has played with greats Michael Bloomfield and George Higgs. She’s the mother of singer/songwriter Willy Mason and drummer/artist/film director Sam Mason. Jemima is about to release her third CD called “Nothing New”
Brad Tucker was born in West Tisbury Massachusetts in to a musical family and was raised on the sounds of legends such as Doc Watson, Blind Willie Mctell, Bill Monroe, assorted Motown, and Chess records artists. Tucker picked up a very early interest in the guitar, and was banging on his fathers old D-18 like a drum, before he spoke his first word. Tucker has had the fortune to play alongside artists such as James, Kate, And Livingston Taylor, Arlen Roth, George Porter Jr., Willy Mason, Chris Henry, Bruce Molsky, Dan Akyroyd, Jim Belushi, David Grier, Danny Kortchmar, Carly Simon, and many other proficient artists. Tucker’s early interest in blues morphed in to traditional flat picked fiddle tunes, then classic rock, then punk rock, then bluegrass, and then came full circle to find himself immersed in the raucous, foot stomping, ragtime boogie woogie blues musings of Woody Pines and co. Wether on a back porch in the delta, a hootenanny in the bluegrass state, a rock club in New York City, a blues joint in the heart of Chicago, or on Doc’s own porch in Deep Gap NC, Tucker has an affable ability to find his niche, and will always embrace, and put a smile on a listeners face…
Born in Houston Tx. , into a music loving family, Shawn Supra was raised on what is now called Americana music. The sounds of Bob Wills, George Jones, and Hank Williams formed a taste of music that is full of tradition. This traditional taste saw him gravitate toward learning the upright bass in his teenage years and seeking out others that could help him recreate the music that he loves. This journey has afforded him the opportunity to work with some of the genres’ most notable torchbearers (Kim Lenz, Wayne Hancock, Chuck Mead, Rosie Flores, Wanda Jackson, and Bob Wooton and The Tennessee Three just to name a few) and brought him to some of the most revered stages in the world like the Grand Ol’ Opry and Lincoln Center.
“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
“Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life I swear…. I’m their biggest fan now!”
– honky tonk hero, Billy Joe Shaver