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Devil in a Woodpile
Devil in a Woodpile
Devil in a Woodpile
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, Rock
 
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This gutbucket of blues, country, ragtime, string band, and jug staggers and sways like an inebriated mule. With an arsenal of acoustic instruments--harmonica, washboard, jug, kick drum, tuba, steel guitar, arch-top guitar...  more »

      
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All Artists: Devil in a Woodpile
Title: Devil in a Woodpile
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bloodshot Records
Original Release Date: 11/3/1998
Release Date: 11/3/1998
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Today's Country, Contemporary Blues, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 744302004228

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This gutbucket of blues, country, ragtime, string band, and jug staggers and sways like an inebriated mule. With an arsenal of acoustic instruments--harmonica, washboard, jug, kick drum, tuba, steel guitar, arch-top guitar, standup bass, ukulele, and tuba--Devil in a Woodpile has created a joyous romp that borrows material from many sources (Ray Charles, Bob Wills, traditional rural blues, original songs) and boils it all down to a primitive, primal soup. Rick Sherry (lead vocals, washboard, jug, harmonica) and Paul K (guitars) cut their teeth backing Delta bluesman Honeyboy Edwards and have the instrumental chops to prove it; Tom Ray (bass, uke) has been plucking for the Bottle Rockets and Waco Brothers. There's nothing really new to write home about (see Jim Kweskin), but these raw and raunchy boys don't seem like they spend a lot of time writing home. --Marc Greilsamer

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These guys are a riot!!!
08/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It may not be mainstream music for the masses, but that doesn't mean it isn't good. If you were to accuse these guys of being original - they would be GUILTY. They are very talented musicians with a unique style.I saw these guys in Wisconsin last June and didn't know what to expect at first. After all, it was supposed to be a bluesy-kind-of bluegrass type of band. One guy plays the stand up bass, another plays a steel-guitar, and the other guys plays a harmonica and washboard!?!!!? But I have to say, after a few songs my feet start tapping, my head starts bobbin' to the music, and then all the sudden I've got the GROOVE baby! These guys are a blast and they are all about fun. Check them out."
The entire family loves to dance to the cd
05/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We listen to the cd all the time. The kids love to hear "the cooker-man chucg" song over and over again. Rick "Cookin" Sherry is outstanding. His harp technique is very impressive."