September 18, 2010
Tim Woods has been singing and playing acoustic and electric guitar for over 25 years, and has long been a fixture on the southwestern Pennsylvania music scene.
Growing up in a virtual “melting pot” of music – including having older brothers who exposed him to a wide array of styles, including jazz, blues, bluegrass and rock – Tim’s appreciation of all music took root at an early age. During his formative years, this appreciation grew into a deep love of the blues of Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters.
Tim first began performing as a professional with improvisational rock ‘n’ roll bands – long before the “jamband” genre became as widespread and popular as it is today – playing psychedelic blues and, oftentimes, jamming with local players.
These influences have each shaped his playing and songwriting throughout his career, and today are at the heart of Tim’s sound. But it’s Tim’s unique and truly original style – in which he plays and picks using his thumb – that enables him to distinguish himself by playing both lead and rhythm while interchanging chords and licks.
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