Clonmel World Music proudly presents Nashville’s Woody Pines at Raheen House Hotel

Clonmel World Music proudly presents Woody Pines (Nashville, USA) at the Raheen House Hotel in Clonmel on Thursday, March 19th.

Clonmel World Music proudly presents Woody Pines (Nashville, USA) at the Raheen House Hotel in Clonmel on Thursday, March 19th.

Clonmel World Music is back, during the week of St Patricks Day, on Thursday, March 19th with Woody Pines.

This gig will feature a fantastic band who are currently based in Nashville USA called Woody Pines.

After many successful UK and Ireland tours they are widely regarded as one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit.

With artists like Pokey Lafarge, Woody Pines continues to forage through the secret world of old 78s 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 bands distinctive viper sound is brought together by Woody who plays the National Guitar, harmonica and floor tom, singing in a voice sounding uncannily like a young Willie Nelson. Joining him in the band is Skip Frontz Jr. on the upright bass, adding both foot tappin’ low-end and rapid fire percussion with his sought after slap technique.

Brad Tucker on the vintage electric guitar and with great vocal harmonies  fills out the trio.

Recently signed by Nashville’s Muddy Roots Records, the band will have a brand new album to promote in 2015 which has been produced by Grammy award-winner Vance Powell who is renowned as one of the best from studio work with the likes of Jack White, JD McPherson, Seasick Steve and Beck.

Woody Pines himself has been playing and singing since he can remember.

He left home with his guitar on his back and made it through forty-nine states before he was nineteen.

After landing on the west coast he co-founded a ragtime jug band, The Kitchen Syncopators.

The Syncopators performed everywhere from the streets of New Orleans to Seattle’s Folklife Festival to the Oregon Country Fair.

After several years of living and playing in New Orleans, Woody headed for the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, playing old time music for dances, busking for tourists, and releasing his first solo cd, ‘Rags to Riches.’

Woody played shows all over the south, including a stop in Nashville for a guest appearance at the Grand Ole Opry with friends Old Crow Medicine Show.

Today, Woody continues to find ways to reshape the old music, weaving new stories from timeless threads.

He combines freak realism and vaudeville showmanship with the sincerity and grace of the rich, traditional landscape of roots music.

And, accordin to music legend Billy Joe Shaver “Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life I swear . . . I’m their biggest fan now!”

Doors for the gig will open at 8pm at the Raheen House Hotel. There will be no support act and the band will start at 9pm prompt.

Tickets are €15 each and are available in Premier Music Centre Clonmel on 052 612 9811, from Gerry Lawless on 086 338 9619 and from Martha Beardmore on 087 910 7201.

Please book early.