Saturday, October 8
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
As Americana shape-shifters, the Woodshedders deftly move between various styles of roots music. The five-piece string band first formed out of a weekly gypsy-jazz gig in Harpers Ferry, but on its third album, “Wildfire,” the group reveals a much broader range of influences.
- Jedd Ferris, The Washington Post
The Woodshedders, “The Americana Shapeshifters”, the house will be cooking with these guys! They bring together the diverse influences of American Country, Rhythm & Blues, Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Gypsy Jazz. These guys are good, know they’re good, and they take the kind of chances that will leave your flabber well and truly gasted when you’re not throwing down dance shapes like a backwoods preacher who’s got the Holy Spirit.” - David Burke, R2 Rock N' Reel Magazinehttp://www.rock-n-reel.co.uk/
The Woodshedders bring the influence of vintage American music forward in its songwriting. The band is known for fun, danceable shows that swerve between different genres to create exciting original sounds.
The lineup includes Dwayne Brooke on guitar and vocals, Ryan Mayo on upright bass and piano, Jared Pool on guitar and mandolin, Jesse Shultzaberger on drums, and Dave Van Deventer on fiddle. The Woodshedders have played Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, Mountain Stage New Song Fest, PBS Song of the Mountains, WAMU’s Capital Americana, and are the host band of Virginia’s Watermelon Park Fest.
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