Woody Pines will bring his 'Hillbilly Boogie' over to mainland Europe28-05-2018
If you’re wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour Woody Pines comes from, look to the streets. It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly.
Heavy rollicking street performances are the key to some of today’s best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show - Woody and former OCMS’ Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jug band - and they’re the key to Woody’s intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody traveled all over the streets of this country, road testing his songs, 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.
It’s tempting to call Woody Pine’s newest music “rockabilly,” and in fact he recorded the new album at Sputnik Studios in Nashville, famous for recording rockabilly and psych-twang heroes JD McPherson, Jack White and Sturgill Simpson. But it might be more accurate to call Woody’s new songs “hillbilly boogie;” a rarely remembered genre of American music made famous by the Delmore Brothers.
Woody Pines will bring his Hillbilly Boogie over to mainland Europe playing gigs in NL, Germany and Belgium:
31 May: Leiden (NL) - Q-Bus
02 June: Rotterdam (NL) - Rotterdamse Dakendagen
03 June: Helmond (NL) - Lokaal 42
04 June: Norderstedt (DE) - Music Star
05 June: Berlin (DE) - Die Blaue Stunde
08 June: Hamburg (DE) - Nochtwache
09 June: Houffalize (BE) - Music Lodge La Truite d Argent
10 June: Waardamme (BE) - Cowboy Up