Derek Woods Band
“Big Jam” is how Morning Glass Entertainment describes the genre of Derek Woods Band. “Big” comes from the 5-piece lineup that makes up DWB, including 8 different rotating instruments and the lead vocals of Derek Woods. “Jam” comes from DWB’s tendency to transition in the midst of their singer/songwriter-driven rock n’roll style original songs into orchestrated jams pulled together by solos and danceable beats that allow you to lose yourself to the music in the moment. 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.
Derek Woods is the Pittsburgh-born son of Tim Woods, a 2012 inductee into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. In December 2011, DWB formed in Los Angeles, California following the release of Woods’ debut solo single, “New Love”. The band currently includes an instrumental lineup of acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead electric guitar, mandolin (acoustic and electric), keys, drums, and bass. Derek Woods Band has shared the stage with many well-known musicians including Rusted Root, Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), Leon Russell, Cheech & Chong, Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers Band, the Dead), and Lukas Nelson. DWB travels along the East and West coast in many different fashions including acoustic formations and full-band. DWB’s performances range from headlining venues including the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California to participating in festivals such as Hookahville (Hosted by Ekoostik Hookah), Jambrewzle (hosted by Derek Woods Band themselves) and more. The band’s resume is extensive and continues to build with each show.
Derek Woods Band is currently promoting material from their recently released EP, “Taste”, a follow-up to their 2013 album, “Dancin’. The much anticipated EP boasts a developed, mature version of their past originals in a style that thrives on live performances. The band is also highlighting new material, set to be released in their upcoming 2018 full album, which is currently in the works. Pick up “Taste” at any upcoming DWB concert or digitally worldwide on iTunes, Amazon & more.