Blues Fading, but Woods Going Strong

Marin County vocalist and boogie-woogie piano pumper Mitch Woods sure knows how to put lyrics across, especially on songs about cars such as his original "Solid Gold Cadillac," the 1951 Jackie Brenston-Ike Turner hit "Rocket 88" and "I Gotta New Car," an obscure 1953...

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Blues Beyond Borders

In October 2010, I embarked with my band the Rocket 88’s on a tour of Turkey with the Efes Blues Festival, playing 26 shows in 20 cities over 5 weeks. I was deeply impressed with the warmth and hospitality of the people and their openness and enthusiasm for the...

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Israel Welcomes Boogie Woogie!

Just back from worldwide tour. I stopped in Israel where I had the great pleasure of teaching master classes at the universities, and music conservatories around the country, including Jerusalem,  Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and Rimon. What a treat to be able to touch students...

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