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 Pines continues to forage thru the secret world of old 78ʹ′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.
Recently signing with Nashville’s Muddy Roots Music, for the release of the much anticipated new record and the subsequent release of Woody’s four independent releases has this band working hard in the studio, on the road, and on the songwriting front-line.
Woody was a founding member of the Kitchen Syncopators, a legendary busking street jug-band from Eugene, OR, that were one of the most exciting acts to emerge out of the West Coast folk scene in recent history.
Since the Kitchen Syncopators disbanded years ago, Woody Pines has been writing and recording albums and frequently performing for audiences everywhere, while co-founder of the band, Gill Landry, has gone on to join Old Crow Medicine Show while pursuing his own solo projects
The distinctive viper sound is brought together with Skip Frontz Jr. on the upright bass, adding both the booty shakin’, low-end and rapid fire percussion with his sought after slap technique that has blown people away night after night. Brad Tucker on the vintage electric guitar and vocal harmonies fills out the trio, working his magic to make the band sound bigger then they are. Woody plays the National Guitar, Harmonica and Floor Tom, Singing in a voice sounding uncannily like a young Willie Nelson.
“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
“Rock solid sexy old time vaudeville hill-billy groove.”
- Sxip Shirey of the Luminescent Orchestrii, NYC
“Woody Pines brings that low-key street corner style of performance to his stage show, but with all the polish and seasoned professionalism of a tour-bus-and-green-room rock stardom. Crackerjack musicianship goes a long way toward a band’s greatness, but showmanship seals the deal. Pines, on stage, is an old soul and natural performer, storied and steeped in the best of American music.”
- Alli Marshall Mtn. Xpress, Asheville, North Carolina
An Historic is the songwriting alias of composer/accordionist/vocalist Adam Matlock, focusing on frenzied and narrative songs with elements of Balkan music, cabaret, many varieties of art-song and American soul and punk. Songs are performed live with a core of solo accordion and voice, and Matlock sometimes gets help from collaborators Nathan Bontrager, Michael Paolucci, Brian Slattery and Carl Testa in realizing the songs in full.