Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for two years but two decades.
Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”
Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88s are available for private parties, corporate events, concerts, festivals and clubs. We will be glad to talk to you about customizing the band for your event requirements, from solo to big band.
Bookings & Questions to Mitch Woods:
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s
P.O. Box 545
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Mobile: (415) 606-1882
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— Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post
— Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat
— Dan Aquilante, NY Post
— Maureen DelGrosso, Blues Revue
— Charlene Telford-Tims, Event Chair, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Steady Date with Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s (1984) – Blind Pig
Mr. Boogie’s Back in Town (1988) – Blind Pig
Solid Gold Cadillac (1991) – Blind Pig
Shakin’ the Shack (1993) – Blind Pig
Keeper of the Flame (1996) – Lightyear
Jump for Joy! (2001) – Blind Pig
Big Easy Boogie (2006) – Club 88 Records
Jukebox Drive (2008) – El Toro
Gumbo Blues (2010) – Club 88 / Vizztone
Blues Beyond Borders, Live in Istanbul (2012) – Club 88 Records / Vizztone
Jammin’ On The High C’s (2015) – Club 88 Records
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