Paul Wood Band

Paul Wood Band

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Blues Guitarist Paul Wood has got his "axe" together, and, with his new hand-picked band , he's ready to get out on the road and show everybody what all the fuss is about. Tune in for some excitement.

Biography

Five years after discovering the power of the Blues, Paul jammed with and was hired on the spot by blues legend JOHN LEE HOOKER.

He stayed with John's COAST TO COAST BLUES BAND, which included two of Chicago's finest and most in demand sidemen of the era, LUTHER TUCKER and GENO SKAGGS.

During Paul's tenure with the band, he recorded three albums with JOHN LEE; "Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive", "Born In Mississippi Raised In Tennessee" and the live offering, "Kabuki-Wuki".

Through his association with JOHN LEE, PAUL's guitar style matured quickly.

While building his road-tested steelbelted vocabulary of Blues licks, PAUL was also afforded rare and unique pleasure of meeting and jamming with the legends and near legends that populate the Blues Universe.

While JOHN LEE and MUDDY WATERS reminisced on the occasion of MUDDY's 54th birthday, PAUL was thrilled to experience the rare pleasure of playing slide guitar with MUDDY's early 70's road band which included MUDDY's legendary piano man, PINETOP PERKINS.

PAUL's grasp of and appreciation for the incredible intimate experience of soul to soul communication, possible through the Blues, was immeasurably heightened by meeting and playing music with such Blues luminaries as JIMMY REED, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, VAN MORRISON, ELVIN BISHOP, L.C.Good Rockin'" ROBINSON, JOHNNY WINTERS and ROBERT CRAY.

PAUL's inimitable Blues and Rock interpretations, as well as his original compositions and arrangements were tapped by THE TUBES to open for The Band at gigs in San Francisco, Marin, Oakland and Santa Cruz.

PAUL's accoustical prowness was acknowledged when he opened for JAMES BROWN at the Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos, and, for the well known STEPHEN STILLS of "Crosby, Stills & Nash", in Santa Rosa.

PAUL was on tour in Europe, recording his second album, featured in "Guitar Player Magazine" as a participant in the JBL sponsored festival in Amsterdam, with the band, "Liquid Fire", and worked the club circuit in Hamburg, Germany.

Blues Master Paul Wood, is back in his hometown of Oakland, California promoting his 3rd CD "Pirate Radio" and relocating to the West Coast from eight years performing on Beale Street and residing in Memphis, Tennessee.
Looking forward to more International tours, fairs, festivals, local and U.S. club dates.

Discography

Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive
John Lee Hooker ABC/Dunhill 1971
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Born In Mississippi, Raised In Tennessee
John Lee Hooker ABC/Dunhill 1972
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KABUKI WUKI
John Lee Hooker ABC/Dunhill 1973
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“LIVE” AT THE RIDE Jam / PAHA RECORDS / 1982
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THROWIN’ DOWN
Paul Wood BLINDHORSE 1994
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BRIDGEBURNER
Paul Wood LUCY RECORDS 1999
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BLUES IS MY BUSINESS
Paul Wood LUCY RECORDS 2001
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PIRATE RADIO
Paul Wood LUCY RECORDS 2003
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ALL THE BEST
Paul Wood LUCY RECORDS 2006
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Set List

A.) TYPICAL SET LIST:
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1.Rockin' Daddy - HOWLIN WOLF
2.Blues Guitar - PAUL WOOD
3.Blame It On The Whiskey - PAUL WOOD
4.Stop Breakin' Down - ROLLING STONES
5.Need Your Love So Bad - FLEETWOOD MAC
6.Blues Is My Business - PAUL WOOD
7.Outside Woman Blues - CREAM
9.Another Day, Another Dollar - PAUL WOOD

B.) SET TIMES:
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If the owner requests 45min. sets w/15min. breaks, we will be happy to comply.
Usually, the crowd is just gettin' warmed up at the 45 minute mark.
A normal set length for us is 75min.
Usual club gigs are 3 long sets (2-75min. + 1-90min.); 1st:9-10:15PM * 2nd:10:30-11:45 * 3rd: 12-1:30

C.) COVER MATERIAL:
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Cover Material is drawn from a very eclectic cross section of Classic Rock and Blues.
Blues from the 1920's forward, and Rock from the mid-late 60's, British Invasion forward.
Try not to do the same covers 2 nights in a row. Keeps the band from monotony and the crowd gets a