Sunday - April, 15 @ 7:00pm
If you’re wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour WOODY PINES comes from, look to the streets. It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Heavy rollicking street performances are the key to some of today’s best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS’ Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they’re the key to Woody’s intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody traveled all over the streets of this country, road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right.
“Woody sounds like Willie Nelson singing a Johnny Cash song in a 1930’s Alabama Juke Joint.Wildly addicting. One magical album.” -No Depression
“Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life I swear…. I’m their biggest fan now!” – Billy Joe Shaver
“GO AND SEE THEM, YOU WON’T REGRET IT”! - AMERICAN ROOTS UK
“Rock solid sexy old time vaudeville hill-billy groove.”
– Sxip Shirey of the Luminescent Orchestrii, NYC
“A rollicking, engaging amalgam of old-time blues and jug band sensibilities. “....Walking Down the Road has overtones of early Dylan in its guitar finger-picking and wistful drawl.” – Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman
“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
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.