Sun 9/22 @ 7:30PM
If the air is getting nippy, you know that the barn season at Oberlin’s Riverdog Retreat is coming to an end, and the shows will soon be moving indoors to the gallery. But before that happens Woody Pines is coming back for his sixth appearance there.
Acoustic troubadour Pines 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.”
Pines launched his career via busking, so he’s well traveled and adaptable to many different circumstances. His return to the familiar haunts of Riverdog Barn will provide him with a new one: a double bill Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise.
Let’s let them tell it:
“OK, this is going to be a very unusual show for Riverdog. Woody Pines (one of our most popular mainstays) returns to do his thing and also interact with one of the most unique acts we have hosted: Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise, a curious amalgam of hip-hop, classical harp and singer/songwriter. When we first proposed this to Woody, we thought he would be skeptical but it turns out he was just back from the Dominican Republic where he was working with the local youngsters in developing their own versions of rap and hip-hop music. The artists are really excited to see what develops here…so are we.”
Admission is a $17 donation at the gate, $5 for students, 12 and under free. You’re welcome to bring your picnic basket and cooler.