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WOODSHEDDER MUSIC

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© 2016 Chester Simpson

The Woodshedders are an Indie Roots Rock band boasting four all-original studio albums and performances at hundreds of festivals and shows. The band consists of Dwayne Brooke on guitar and vocals, Ryan Mayo on bass, Jesse Shultazaberger on drums, Jacob Smith on Saxophone and Keys, and Fiddlin' Dave Van Deventer on Fiddle. The Woodshedders bring lyricism and musicality to fun, danceable shows that swerve through Honky-Tonk, Gypsy, Appalachian, and Vintage Rock n' Roll, often in the same song.

 

 

They have shared this unique musical alchemy at venues near and far, including Red Wing Roots Music Festival, Deep Roots Mountain Revival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, Mountain Stage New Song Fest, Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, PBS Song of the Mountains, The U.S. State Department's Fourth of July Picnic, Opera House LIVE!, The Hamilton, Confluence Festival, The State Theatre, The Hippodrome, WAMU’s Capital Americana, The Jefferson Theatre, and their monthly residency at Hill Country BBQ in D.C. They are the also the host band of Virginia’s celebrated Watermelon Park Fest.

THE WOODSHEDDERS

"We love all kinds of music, so that's what kind we play"

JESSE SHULTZABERGER

DRUMS

 Jesse has appeared on over twenty studio albums and played with tons of bands. In addition to an impressive recording and performance career, he has taught private drum lessons for over fifteen years and recently released his drum instruction book, "Foundations of Drumming: An Incremental Approach to the Drumset."

DAVID VAN DEVENTER

FIDDLE / VOCALS

AKA Fiddlin' Dave. He also plays in Furnace Mountain Band, and has shared the stage with a host of amazing musicians including David Grissman, Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, Larry Keel, and tons more. Fiddle is also the co-producer of Watermelon Park Fest in Berryville, VA.

RYAN MAYO

BASSES / PIANO / VOCALS

Ryan plays both electric bass (a 2015 Fodera Monarch through a Mike Arnopol Soundworks custom cabinet), and upright doghouse acoustic bass fiddle (a 2007 Shen  Rogeri). He also plays in Vintage Dixieland Jazz group The Arcadians.

DWAYNE BROOKE

GUITAR / VOCALS

Dwayne typically plays a 1940s Gibson Southern Jumbo acoustic, or a 1968 Gibson ES330 electric through a Supro Saturn Amp. He also plays in several other bands including Terry Jackness & The Thundercrackers, and The Derailleurs. He is currently at work writing a few brand new humdingers for the next album.

The Woodshedders released a new single and accompanying video entitled "Blur".  The new original composition was recorded at Montrose Studios, Mixed and Mastered at M80 Studtios in Purcellville, VA. The video features Melissa Wright of Mink's Miracle Medicine and Teresa Jordan in and around The Woodshedders home base of Harpers Ferry, WV, including a spectacular aerial drone shot of the Shenandoah River falls. By Seven Bends Media.

"BLUR" Single RELEASED WITH NEW VIDEO

"WILDFIRE"

ON SALE now

"As Americana shape-shifters, the Woodshedders deftly move between various styles of roots music. The five-piece string band first formed out of a weekly gypsy-jazz gig in Harpers Ferry, but on its third album, “Wildfire,” the group reveals a much broader range of influences.

 

Album opener “Highway” is a pastoral, acoustic folk journey that cruises with dexterous bow work from fiddler Dave Van Deventer. More fluid chops are on display in the newgrass instrumental “Keel Reel,” which showcases nimble-fingered guitar and mandolin runs.

 

Beyond the tight string work, the most engaging thing about the Woodshedders’s sound is guitarist and lead singer Dwayne Brooke’s versatile vocals. In the alt-country ramble “Two Strings,” Brooke sings with a mellow ache that sounds as if it could have come from Conor Oberst or Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. But when he raises the volume in the swamp-funk stomp of “River Blues,” he stretches his pipes with a raw blues power that might make Robert Plant raise his eyebrows.

 

There’s more electric charge on the backwoods rocker “O Dig,” but the album rarely stays in one genre for long. “Love Crumbs” has a vintage swing groove and speedy honky-tonk guitar runs, while “Rabbit Hole” delivers a dance-friendly Cajun rhythm. Impressively, it all manages to stay cohesive. "

 

- — Jedd Ferris, The Washington Post

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+304.283.9708

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