Mitch Woods finds himself in the middle of the current swing and jump blues revival. But no one could accuse him of hopping on the bandwagon, as he has been pumping the piano for more than 20 years in the Bay area, calling his music "rock-a-boogie", due to its combination of R&B, swing, boogie woogie and early rock 'n' roll. Mitch has become a modern master of the eighty-eights. Quick to distance himself from nostalgia seekers who only wish to mimic the legends of the past like Louis Jordan, Jimmy Liggins, Roy Milton, Louis Prima and Wynonie Harris, Mitch is determined to take the music forward in his own creative way. With wry vocals and the thunderous chops that inspired Jimmy Liggins to tag him as "Mr. Rocket 88," he is claiming new artistic ground for himself with each successive release on Blind Pig Records.
Boogie Woogie Piano DVD: With his warm and easy-going manner, Mitch will walk you through the various boogie woogie patterns from the most basic to the more advanced. There is precious little information available for the serious piano student of this exciting genre, but this authoritative instructional DVD fills in the gaps. Showing both left- and right-hand fingertips in patient detail, Mitch not only lays the rocking foundation for payers from beginning to advanced, but he also opens the door for future exploration This DVD contains a supplementary booklet with the prime musical examples included.