The Woodbox Gang specializes in "story telling" songs. The group has shared the stage with artists such as Hank Williams III, the John Cowan Band, & many others. Alternative country icon Jason Ringenberg (Jason and the Scorchers) has been quoted in several interviews citing the Woodbox Gang as one of his favorite new bands. The Woodbox Gang's influences are as diverse as the music which they perform.
The group admires artists such as Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and the Ramones for their enduring inventiveness and their courage to "do their own thing, regardless of what anyone else may or may not be doing." The band's multi-instrumentalist Alex Kirt says "We are influenced by everything we've heard, whether it's a symphony orchestra or a push rod knockin' in an old 350 engine. Just about anything that makes a sound can be used to enhance the mood of a tune." This idea can be heard on any one of the group's 5 albums on which they've used traditional guitar, mandolin, lap steel, banjo, fiddle, and bass combined with didjeridoos, kazoos, sawblades, gutbuckets, crowbars, ashtrays, and rusty gasoline cans to add brilliant audio hues their musical palette. Hugh DeNeal, Our singer/songwriter/frontman is currently incarcerated at Leavenworth Federal Prison. It's a long, long, way from all his family and friends. Leavenworth Prison is a mean, nasty, ugly place.
We'd like you to help us to keep him company send him some fan mail & letters let him know how his music has affected you Here's his address: Hugh DeNeal 08216-025 USP Leavenworth Satellite Camp PO Box 1000 Leavenworth, KS 66048 Thank You! The Woodbox Gang Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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