Call them old-fashioned. Woody & Paul are serious about the quality of their music and always hard working. In the last 4 years they've been building a stunning live repertoire while releasing 3 albums and 2 EP's, ranging from pre-war blues and fieldrecorded folk to full on rootsrock.
They're music is hugely diverse, even psychedelic at times, but always starts from a good song, even electric or accoustic. For you virgins it may sound like The White Stripes mating with Sixteen Horsepower while Blind Willie Mctell is left out in the cold.
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They toured Germany and played over a 150 shows in the Lowlands, rocking big festivals or howling in a dark church. What else is there to say? Well, not much, or maybe a lot. For instance: they record on tape. Or: they joined Johnny Dowd, Rik van Iersel, Stuurbaard Bakkebaard and Urban Dance Squad members in the almighty Beukorkest, rocking the hell out of every venue they appeared in. And last but not least: they supported Kinky Friedman, Gomez, CW Stoneking, El Guapo Stuntteam and Jack Oblivian at various shows.
Yeah you could say all that, but why bother. I'm not gonna tell you: 'You gotta see them live man!'. That would be a nasty and cliché thing to say, wouldn't it?
'If I was still alive, WOODY & PAUL would be my favourite band!' – Blind Willie Johnson
PERSONNEL Woody Veneman / vocals, guitar, bluesharp, mandoline Paul van Hulten / vocals, guitar, banjo Joshua van Iersel / drums, percussion Ernst-Jan van Doorn/ bass, percussion
2007 Home (Tear It Up Records) - 'Dutch Americana'
2007 Sons of Bitches (Munich Records) - 'An upbeat rock statement'
2007 Work and Sing (Munich Records) - 'A well kept 4-track secret'
2009 Rum On Board (Munich Records) - 'Eight maritime themed originals'