Woody Pines will bring the sound of New Orleans to Clonmel

Clonmel World Music is back with gig number three of the year. This time it’s the turn of a lively four-piece band called Woody Pines, based in New Orleans, who will perform at Raheen House on Thursday, April 26. Woody Pines deliver an intoxicating blend of rural and urban stringband, country blues, ragtime and jugband music.

Clonmel World Music is back with gig number three of the year. This time it’s the turn of a lively four-piece band called Woody Pines, based in New Orleans, who will perform at Raheen House on Thursday, April 26. Woody Pines deliver an intoxicating blend of rural and urban stringband, country blues, ragtime and jugband music.

Live, the group infuses 100 years of American music into their performance - from early 20th century acoustic blues to tasty rock-a-billy.They’ll even drop some hip-hop vibes in the mix. It’s a fast-paced, swinging, high-energy show.

The band is Zack Pozebanchuck on upright bass; Lyon Graulty on clarinet, lead guitar and vocal harmonies; Mike Gray on drums, with Woody Pine himself on vocals, guitar and harmonica.

Their song ‘Counting Alligators’ puts listeners straight into the backseat of a convertible with Doctor John, whipping around the back roads of the Delta on a crisp, autumn night. Other songs such as ‘Nashville’ and ‘Delta Bound’ evoke thoughts of a Southern gossip or a post-Civil War America where the blues weren’t just a style of music but a way of life.

“We pick and choose the best sounding music in the world,” says Pines, “and sing our own words and put our hearts and souls into that backdrop”.

As usual doors for the Clonmel World Music gigs will open at 8pm. There will be no support act and the band will start at 9pm sharp. This ensures the gig will finish before 11pm.

Tickets are only €15 each and are available in Premier Music, Clonmel on 052-6129811; from Gerry Lawless on 086-3389619; or from Martha Beardmore on 087-9107201.

Clonmel World Music is the only gig south of Dublin for this great band so don’t delay and get down to Premier Music today for your tickets.

Woody Pines will feature live on The Pat Kenny show on RTE Radio 1 next Tuesday, 24th at 11am and on the Norman Morrissey Premier Afternoons show on Tipp FM on Thursday, 26th, at 3pm.