Member Appreciation Show features dynamic boogie woogie pianist

Mitch Woods

The Santa Barbara Blues Society, the oldest existing U.S. blues society, founded in March 1977, is proud to present lauded pianist and singer MITCH WOODS at its annual Member Appreciation gala on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave.

Enthralled with piano since age 8, Woods switched from classical to boogie woogie and jump blues style and by his mid-teens was leading bands in Greenwich Village.  A Bay Area resident since 1970, he cites as influences the great blues piano mavens Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, and Pete Johnson and especially jump blues master and rock-and-roll precursor Louis Jordan.  Woods has led his own Rocket 88s combo for over 3 decades, and is a multiple nominee for a Blues Music Award by the Blues Foundation for Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year.

The annual Member Appreciation Show is the SBBS's way of saying thanks to its loyal members and blues lovers.  The show is FREE to each SBBS member; all others get in for the low price of just $10.

Doors will open at 7:00 PM; music starts at 8:00 PM.  There will be free BBQ snacks and door prizes, an outdoor patio, room to dance, and ample parking.

For further information, log onto www.SBBlues.org, or leave a message at (805) 722-8155.

In collaboration with the Santa Barbara Bowl….


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