Red hot Americana at the Glens

Americana band Woody Pines return to the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton on Sunday, 26th May.
Red hot Americana band Woody Pines return to The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton on Sunday, 26th May.

Red hot Americana band Woody Pines return to The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton on Sunday, 26th May.

Last time North Carolina band Woody Pines toured over here, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit. They played to a packed house in the Glens Centre and were so good, the venue had to have them back.

Since Woody Pines arrived back on this side of the Atlantic, the reaction everywhere has been amazing with The Scotsman declaring them “a rollicking and engagingly idiosyncratic” show. Woody’s vintage vocals lead the band’s hot accompaniment, sounding at times like a reborn Bill Haley.

This is roots music done hard and fast, with a jump and jive sound you might have heard in the earliest days of rock ‘n roll. It’s music that hasn’t forgotten its old dancehall roots; the kind of music you’d hear at a crowded rent party, as sweaty dancers crashed about a tiny room.

Woody Pines has taken the music that inspired his wanderlust youth and turned it into a living vision of American roots music today.

The band was flown over to Scotland in January for one of the bigger shows at the 2013 Celtic Connections festival, included for their “fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness”.

So grab your girl and go see Woody Pines, the same band that blew away 1000 ecstatic revellers during Glasgow’s Celtic Connections earlier this year to become one of the festival’s outstanding highlights.

Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets are €15 or €12 for concessions, tickets for under 12’s are just €5. To make a booking phone the ticket office on 071 98 55833.