Every Friday night, RVA Mag brings you a playlist curated by Virginia’s most influential artists, musicians, and institutions.
This time around, we’ve got a great set of folk, country, blues, Americana, and more from Woody Woodworth & The Piners. Bandleader Woody Woodworth says of the playlist, “I just wanted to highlight all the things that influence me and hit me hard — the kind of tunes that are often undiscovered — and to showcase artists from the past that set the bar.”
Woodworth has recently paired up with Ashland Theatre and the Broadberry Entertainment Group to create a recurring event known as the River City Revue. The first edition will take place on Saturday, November 2 at the Ashland Theatre, and will feature performances by Richmond-area luminaries like Paulo Franco & The Freightliners, Justin Golden, Slack Family Bluegrass, and more.
The intent of the River City Revue is to capture the spirit of not only the radio barn dances of the mid-20th century but also the yearly Capital City Barn Dance events of late 90s/early 00s Richmond, which were masterminded by Wes Freed and first brought the Drive-By Truckers to the river city. Says Woodworth, “For me, The River City Revue is about showcasing the vibrant and wonderful music here in Richmond, and acknowledging Virginia’s influential musical past.”
Featuring live music, comedy performances, storytellers, and other unique acts, the River City Revue will bring this eclectic, down-home spirit to the Ashland Theatre this Saturday — you can grab a ticket at Eventbrite and go check it out for yourself tomorrow night.
To get psyched up in preparation for the festivities, enjoy this playlist created exclusively for RVA Mag by Woody Woodworth & The Piners. It features plenty of classic folk, country, and Americana sounds to put a smile on your face, as well as some great local flavor and a taste of all the groups you’ll encounter at the first River City Revue tomorrow night.
Tune in and get down, Virginia.
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