The Woodshed

The Woodshed

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The Woodshed is an emerging jazz funk and jam rock trio. Playing an exciting mix of slinky, acid jazz inspired funk and smart catchy jam rock compositions, The Woodshed has established a new sound that is all their own.

Biography

Hailing from Burlington Vermont, home of the original music of Phish and original tastes of Ben & Jerry's, The Woodshed combines instrumental jams with flowing funk compositions to provide an exciting new flavor in the Jam Band scene. Take the trio's exciting blend of jam, jazz, & rock sounds, add to it pop-heavy lyrics with catchy phrases and you have a sound that is picking up new fans all over.

Jeff Rhoades, The Woodshed's guitarist, talks about Andorra, one of their signature songs. "It starts with a majestic opening that gives way to bubbly chase lines and a sparse, wistful guitar solo before falling straight into 2 chord power funk! It's a song that's got a little bit of everything really." With his elegant guitar lines included in many of their songs, it is clear that Rhoades' talents are not only within his ability to craft beautiful lyrics for songs - but within delivering them with a fluid style and passion that helps complete the Woodshed's sound.

Andrew Grosvenor, the band's hammond heavy keyboardist, says "The band tries to play with the idea that absolutely anything can happen ... It brings energy to the sets and always results in some absolutely amazing moments." Andrew's ability to play the song effortlessly and bring his listeners to another realm is just one of his many talents. While keeping the jam alive with his keys on one hand, He keeps a keen ear planted in the rhythm with a bass line from his other hand. The dual keyboard/bass role He plays is a cornerstone of the sound created by this talented trio.

The style and sound of music created by The Woodshed screams Talent from all areas. The Woodshed presents a very wide variety of styles and moods throughout a set providing it's listeners with a fresh look into the heart of jam band. Having shard the stage with talents such as U-Melt, and P-Groove, The Woodshed will be the next band to rise to the top in the scene. The release of their first full length album, "Tonic & Gin", begins The Woodshed's trek into the music world with performances within the northeast region. Within time, The Woodshed will be a familiar face in the summer festival scene and across the states as they plan on touring with the new year outside of their home area of New England.

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Lyrics

Electrostatic Chills

Written By: Andrew Grosvenor

You feel it?
It crackles in the air
Electrostatic energy
It messes up my hair
Sensation!
It's unlike any else
It overwhelms and undermines
Makes me forget myself

But how am I supposed to find
A way to keep my peace of mind
I've got to find some way to pay
my bills before they come for me and take away my one and only thrill:

Electrostatic Chills!

In three
The good things must all end
The clocks running down
So hey let's just be friends
Can't help it!
It's unlike any pills
It's you and you alone that gives me
Those electrostatic chills

But how am I supposed to find
A way to keep my peace of mind
I've got to find some way to pay
my bills before they come for me and take away my one and only thrill:

Electrostatic Chills!

Discography

Tonic & Gin (2006)

Set List

The Woodshed can play to whatever amount of time is allotted by the venue. We have enough material to play for 3+ hours and single sets generally run about 60+ minutes and consist of mostly original music and a few covers.

The Woodshed boasts over 30 original songs, with more always being added!

We will aggressively promote any scheduled shows with flyer & free CD campaigns as well as with local press and our e-mail list of hundreds of fans. We're working hard to build a fanbase and we want your venue or event to benefit.

Compensation will be discussed with each venue on an individual basis. Our primary interest is in getting a chance to impress your venue and work towards a mutually beneficial relationship. We promise punctuality and a courteous, professional attitude towards your venue and your patrons.