A piano player of unmatched excellence, Mitch Woods has been pumping out his infectious brand of "rock-a-boogie" for over 20 years. Though his music is inspired by the humor, style, musicianship, and showmanship of the likes of Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, and Louis Prima, Mitch is quick to distance himself from the nostalgia seekers who only wish to mimic these legends of the past.
Mitch demonstrates his mastery of the idiom by writing all the tunes on his fifth Blind Pig release, and delivering the music with a freshness and vitality that is exhilarating.
This spirited collection of jump blues, boogie-woogie, and New Orleans R&B raises the roof with its rollicking high energy and toe-tapping grooves. Brimming with good times, Jump For Joy is irresistible, original music that is thoroughly modern, yet timeless.
Reviews"...The musicianship is top-notch, and it seems like the players are having a great time raising the roof with their energetic brand of jump blues..." - Living Blues