“The current six(sometimes seven)-piece band came together in the summer of 2012 and includes an instrumental lineup of acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead electric guitar, mandolin (acoustic and electric), drums, percussion/congas, and bass. The band also often invites keys and horns into the lineup. DWB defines themselves as being reminiscent of an energetic 60’s-70’s Rock n’ Roll vibe while incorporating a new-age jam-style atmosphere. DWB is currently promoting new material for their upcoming album which will boast a developed, mature version of their past originals in a style that thrives on live performances.”
Derek Woodz Band is a sometimes singer-songwriter sometime rock and roll jam band that have one album released from 2013 entitled “Dancin’” which many folks will be doing on Friday (9/25) at The Rex as the band opens for Ekoostik Hookah. I want to thank main man Derek Woodz (Acoustic Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
The first album you ever bought?
Deep Purple “Shades Of Deep Purple” released in 1968.
Your last album bought?
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” released in 2014.
Favorite album of all time?
Bob Dylan “Blood On The Tracks” released in 1975.
Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Phish “Round Room” released in 2002.
First concert attended?
Thursday August 20, 1992, Bob Dylan at Conneaut Lake Park, Meadville, PA.
August 15, 2015, Phish at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland.
Favorite concert ever?
April 6, 2013, Eric Clapton/The Wallflowers (Clapton 50th Anniversary Tour) at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
Least favorite concert?
I’ve been lucky enough to not attend any concerts that I didn’t enjoy.
Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
Derek Woodz Band opening support for Lisa Marie Presley, November 13, 2012 / Derek Woodz Band opening support for Rusted Root on New Years Eve 2013 at Rex Theater & opening support for Rusted Root, August 31, 2014 at Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. Pittsburgh has some of the most passionately hardworking Musicians, Promoters & Organizations that contribute to a thriving music scene.
Thanks, Derek. Your first concert was my umptheenth? Dylan show. And you know your peeps in Rusted Root played after him, right?