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Woody Pines to play Engage Kingsport Performing Arts series

August 8th, 2014 9:23 am by Staff Reports

Woody Pines to play Engage Kingsport Performing Arts series

Woody Pines

Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series will present an evening with Woody Pines on Saturday.

The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts will continue its vibrant concert schedule by offering tickets to the eclectic music of Woody Pines. Pines and his group will perform a fast-paced show at The Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre.

The group’s music combines a hundred years of American music in their performances, from rockabilly to hip-hop.

“We pick and choose the best-sounding music in the world,” Pines said, “and sing our own words and put our own hearts and souls into that backdrop.”

Pines was a founding member of the Kitchen Syncopators, a legendary busking street jug-band from Eugene, Ore. Since the Kitchen Syncopators disbanded years ago, Pines has been writing and recording albums and frequently performing for audiences everywhere, while co-founder of the Kitchen Syncopators Gill Landry has gone on to join Old Crow Medicine Show.

Pines and his group have recently signed with Nashville’s Muddy Roots Music. The release of the band’s much-anticipated new record and the subsequent release of Woody’s four independent works has this band working hard in the studio, on the road and on the songwriting frontline.

Concert attendees will hear the unique sounds that distinguish Pines’ group, including rapid-fire percussion and vintage electric guitars. Pines himself will sing songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive twang, his wistful drawl sounding uncannily like a young Willie Nelson.

As a performer of true-blue American music infused with his own personal flair, Pines will offer a concert that promises to be a high-energy, swinging good time for the whole family.

Reserved seat tickets can be booked online at or by calling 392-8414. Admission is $12. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the concert beginning at 8.

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