Nashville troubadour Woody Pines first cut his teeth as a professional busker, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country, blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Woody traveled all over the streets of this country, road testing his songs and hillbilly boogie sound, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right. These heavy rollicking street performances are the key to Woodys intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. This is gonzo folk music, the kind of raise-the-rafters, boot-shakin jump blues that used to be banging out of juke joints all over the South in the late 1940s. But in Woodys music, theres never an idea that roots music should be a recreation of an older time. Instead, he taps the vein of this music thats still beating today, finding common ground with the old hucksters and bar-hounds who created the music in the first place.
This show will take place at Common Fence Music's Portsmouth Mainstage, an intimate 200 seat listening room located at Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI. Doors open at 7pm, the show begins at 8pm. All Portsmouth shows are BYOB & picnic.BBQ pulled pork plates will be available for purchase, along with southern dessert treats, coffee, tea and soft drinks.
Common Fence Music Hall (View)
933 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871