June 13 SETTLE Victoria Hall
The “American Roots and Beyond” show on the 13th of June at Victoria Hall will include a screening of the film “Harlem Street Singer”, the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the legendary blues, ragtime and gospel musician who first taught Woody the guitar. Mann produced the film, and in addition to the screening, he will perform a live set afterwards. Mann is a legend in the guitar world, and his concerts are always talked about long afterwards.
“ Mann blurs the lines between jazz, blues, classical, and world music creating his own sound in the process. His wizardry on the fret board is matched by his ability to convey deep feelings with his songs – creating moods that incite, delight, or simply soothe. Attempts to categorize his music simply misses the point. This is brilliant playing that demands to be heard.”– SING OUT! MAGAZINE, USA
“Every now and then, you hear a guitarist whose sound is completely his own and whose music flirts with several styles, never resting for very long with just one. Woody Mann is an artist who seems to have internalized many different genres and combined them in a way that is more than the sum of its parts. What is remarkable is how he can draw from several styles and techniques within a single song and have them blend without the feeling of inconsistency. Woody Mann’s performance is inspired from start to finish. – MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
“With impeccable tone, gutsy phrasing, beautiful harmonies, and cool dynamics, Mann is in a class by himself. Phenomenal.” “Stairwell Serenade” CD Voted top ten “Guitar recordings of Destiny.” – GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
“Having studied, literally, at the feet of the Rev. Gary Davis and other blues ‘greats,’ Woody has taken the music and evolved it into his own highly personal, energized approach while practicing his teachers gift for telling powerful stories in the song form.”– BOSTON GLOBE
“You can hear classical, jazz and blues approaches somehow converging into a single sparkling sound – a sound completely his own.”
– JOHN FAHEY
The movie that will be screening as well as some more information about Woody.