Woodbrain

Woodbrain

Imagine if Robert Johnson plugged in and teamed up with Little Walter, John Bonham and Jack Bruce. That will get you half the way to what this dynamic Portland Delta Blues, Rock, Improvisational, back porch, Jazz brained brotherhood will bring to the stage Sunday night to round off the fest. Join them for a raging good time under the stars on the Crossroads stage.
 
Joe McMurrian- Guitar/banjo/vocal www.joemcmurrian.com
Jimi Bott – Drums  www.jimibott.com
David Lipkind –Harmonica  www.davidlipkind.com
Jason Honl - Bass

“With a Guitar/Banjo, Harmonica, Drums, Bass line-up, Woodbrain might be mistaken for a typical Blues/roots collective- at least until this fiery Portland, Oregon foursome begins to play. It then quickly becomes apparent that they are potentially an evolutionary force in the genre, or several genres at once…” Oregonian
 
“One of the best electric blues bands on the scene... Think of Woodbrain as the North Mississippi Allstars of the Pacific Northwest.  Certainly this band has enough dynamite in its sound to blow up a small bridge.”   
—Jazz.com

“Unlike other acts that share these influences (Cream, Led Zepplin), WOODBRAIN doesn’t ape riffs or licks, but funnels its bluesy essence into material that shape shifts as it avoids clichés. …Psychedelic atmospherics…it’s surely Blues, but twisted and skewed by dynamic songs and edgy playing that never take the easy, logical way out. ..(WOODBRAIN) refashions the blues while maintaining its innate honesty …those looking for new directions for the blues will welcome WOODBRAIN’s unorthodox yet respectable style." -Blues Revue Magazine

Select adjectives from Blues Revue Magazine: “Unique …entirely revolutionary…Unpretentious, Rocking…gruff…jazzy…jagged…slanted…winding…unusual…twisted…skewed…dynamic…Psychedelic…ooze…swamps…tornado of intensity…new…unorthodox…respectable. “