Chuck Wood & Friends – World Beat Music
“Chuck has masterfully woven a musical creation that touches our souls deeply, sensually. It is purifying, resilient, strong, and overflowing with vitality.”– Lauren Vasquez, Long Valley Patch
Come spend an evening immersed in the worldbeat rhythms of multi-instrumentalist Chuck Wood and Friends.
Chuck has recorded and toured the U.S. with his friend Arjun Alan Bruggeman (Krishna Das) in their world percussion band known as Ghandharva. He has also appeared live or recorded with Neal Casal, Michael Franti, David Darling, John Ginty, Robert Randolph, Tribe After Tribe (featuring the South African musician Robbie Robb, Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Doug Pinnick of King’s X) Three Fish, Anthony Krizon (Spin Doctors), From Good Homes, Roamin’ Gabriels, and Ganga Giri.
The instruments he plays are West African in nature, including the djembe, doun doun and shekeree; some are rooted in the South American culture such as the congas and berimbau. Chuck has studied these various instruments with Baba Olatunji, M’Beba Bangoura, Titos Sompa, Mohammed Camera, Yaya Nelson, Ladji Camera, Mar Gueye and Glen Webber. Recently he has begun recording and performing on the electric guitar.
Chuck will bring with him an impressive group of friends:
Jeff Hambright on lap steel, electric, and acoustic guitars, saxophone and harmonica.
Maria Haydon on guitar and percussion
Cari Sanchez on percussion and vocals
For more information on Chuck and his work, check out chuckwoodmusic.com