Troubadour Woody Pines Is Back at Lorain County’s Riverdog Barn

Sun 9/17 @ 7:30PM

The air is getting nippy but there’s still time to squeeze in another concert out at Oberlin’s Riverdog Barn before the music has to move inside. And Woody Pines is coming back!

Acoustic troubadour Woody Pines launched his career via busking, so he’s well-traveled and adaptable to many different circumstances. He grew up in New Hampshire and had a band up in the Pacific Northwest with future Old Crow Medicine Show member Gill Landry, spent some time in New Orleans and Europe, and is now based in Nashville.

Not surprisingly, you’ll find traces of most of the byways of American traditional music in his sound: blues, honky tonk, jug band, Appalachian. His label, Muddy Roots, which released his 2015 self-titled album, calls it “hillbilly boogie.”

“Hillbilly boogie sits at the exact moment when the buzzed- out, electrified hillbilly country music of Appalachia first hit the sawdust-floored honky-tonks of old Nashville and Memphis,” they say. “In Woody’s music, there’s never an idea that roots music should be a recreation of an older time. Instead, he taps the vein of this music that’s still beating today, finding common ground with the old hucksters and bar-hounds who created the music in the first place.”

He’s made three previous appearances at Riverdog Barn and his music perfectly fits the vibe. Lorenzo’s wood-fired pizza will be back onsite to warm bellies with their $8 pies, but you are also welcome, as always to bring your picnic basket and cooler. Admission is a $15 donation at the gate, $5 for students, 12 and under free. Make a parking or table reservation at 440-965-8309.

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