A decade ago, at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, The Woodshedders brought together the diverse influences of American Country, Rhythm & Blues, Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Gypsy Jazz. The result is an original and dynamic new sound they call Indie Roots Americana.
Their debut album, Catch That Yardbird, was released to critical acclaim including “Roots Album of the Year” (Just Plain Folks) and a spot in the SoundStage! Network’s “Top 10 Albums of 2009”.
April 2011 brings the release of their highly-anticipated sophomore album, O Dig. A ramble through the wild and wondrous backroads of Roots Americana, it is an imaginatively written and deftly performed collection of golden new original classics.
Lead singer and guitarist, Dwayne Brooke is joined by upright bassist Ryan Mayo, fiddlin’ David Van Deventer, mandolinist Jared Pool, and drummer Jesse Shultzaberger.
￼The band has charmed audiences at many festivals and venues including Festivall (Charleston, WV), The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA), Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY), Vintage Virginia Wine Fest (Vienna, VA), and Bristol Rhythm & Roots (Bristol, TN), WAMU’s Capitol Americana (DC). They are also the host band of the annual Watermelon Park Fest, Virginia’s premier Roots music festival.