Jumpin’ n’ Jivin’, Shoutin’ n’ Honkin’, Pumpin’ n’ Poundin’
Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for two years but two decades.
Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”
Long time fans of the Lancaster blues scene will remember Mitch Woods from when he played in the Lizard Lounge on Blue Mondays back in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
Mitch Woods will be playing 2 shows. The first one is Saturday from 5:00 to 6:30 on the Main Stage with his full band. The second show is Sunday afternoon at 3:45 to 4:30 in Zoetropolis. This show is his solo performance.