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Wooden Eye Acoustic - For One Night Only!
December 09, 2017 ~ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wooden Eye took a break a little while ago but when they found out that we were taking a break too, we were able to persuade them to do 'One More Song, Mr Music Man!' Do not miss this very special event! I love 'em, you love 'em, WOODEN EYE!!
Wooden Eye has garnered praise for its seamless blend of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, folk and country since the release of its debut "Don’t Ask" in the summer of 2008. With over 70 years of musical experience between them, guitarist Bob Halperin and harp player Mike “Bullfrog” Rogers, whose chemistry, according to Matt Kanner of The Wire, can light up a room with “magnesium sparks,” draw from the best of what American roots music has to offer, intertwining country and blues to produce a sound that is as beautifully sublime as it is gritty and nasty. Filling out the bottom, the rhythm section of Dan MacLellan and Joe Rogers brings the swing of The Band and the drive and thud of the best Chess Records sides to Wooden Eye’s sound. This tight quartet extracts the best of American music, “deftly weld[ing] their amassed experience” (The Wire) to create something special.
With the release of their latest CD, "Spare Parts, Cans and Bottles", the band has really stepped it up a notch and they are showing clear signs that they are here to stay. As one critic put it, "Wooden Eye has gelled into a musical force to be reckoned with and shouldn't be missed".
Joe Rogers and Bob Halperin have crossed paths many times over the past 20 years. But, when Bob sat in with one of Joe's other projects, Joe knew that he had to find a way to play with this guy. "When I heard that luscious slide playing, I knew I had to find an excuse to play with him".
Bob Halperin is best known for his solo work. He has had a career that spans more than 30 years. Bob studied with the Reverend Gary Davis, and was a regular at "The Idler" in Cambridge, MA in the 1970's. When Bob picks up that Baritone Guitar, and digs out his slide, the rattlesnakes sit up and take notice.
Mike "Bullfrog" Rogers has been a professional musician most of his life. Heavily influenced by the great Sonny Terry, Bullfrog has his own blend of Country and Blues harp that translates to both electric and acoustic styles. Bullfrog started his professional career at the side of Balladeer and Poet Laureate, John Perrault, in 1968.
Dan MacLellan has been playing the Boston Metro area for the past 30 years. Playing everything from top 40 to fusion, Dan's wide experience gives him a great musical sense. This makes him the perfect bottom end to Wooden Eye.
Joe Rogers, son of Bullfrog, has been playing most of his life. He cut his teeth in the New England club scene in the 1980's. He's played everything from swing to hard core punk. Joe is also the engineer and producer of Wooden Eye's 'Don't Ask' CD, as well as engineer and co-producer along side producer Brett Hartenbach of the band's 'Spare Parts, Cans and Bottles' CD.
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