On July 26, the Folkmoot crew, the town of Canton, the BearWaters Brewing staff and many other brewers from around the region will gather in Canton’s Sorrells Park for the inaugural Folkmalt Fair. They’ll be joined by musicians and dancers from Colombia, Romania, Egypt and more! None more important than the two acts on the Main Stage, though: Asheville’s The Get Right Band and Woody Pines.
The music of Nashville troubadour Woody Pines comes from the streets. It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Heavy rollicking street performances are the key to Woody’s intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun.
The Get Right Band
“Hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). They are one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks, Home Grown Music Network’s 2015 “Best New Band of the Year,” and were voted “Best Progressive Band” in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers. Combining catchy, clever, honest songwriting with musical expertise and fearless improvisation, the live show promises to move your head, heart, and hips.