Saturday, March 30, 2019

Musician Mitch Woods Tips His "Hat To Fats" Domino With His New Live Album

Jazz pianist Mitch Woods decided to pay tribute to the late-great New Orleans native Fats Domino at last years Jazz & Heritage Festival. Woods also recorded the show for a new live release titled "A Tip Of The Hat To Fats." It features nine songs, each with its own spoken word introduction, as you can't help to swing to some well-known classics mixed in with some of Woods originals. Supporting Mitch Woods on stage is the premier backing band, The Rocket 88's.

The set begins with the piano boogie of "Solid Gold Cadillac," quickly followed by the intense swinging rhythm of "Down Boy Down." Next he pays tribute to local piano great, Professor Longhair with the swanky original "Mojo Mombo." Woods shows his love for Fats Domino with his performance of the classics "Blue Monday" and "Walking To New Orleans." The band gets their energy flowing one last time with the famous "Rocket 88," before Mitch Woods closes his set with the boogie-woogie swing of "House Of Blue Light." 

Mitch Woods is performing a string of shows in the Virgin Island and then he returns to California for a bunch of shows in April and May, celebrating the release of his new live album. To find out more about Mitch Woods and his new album "A Tip Of The Hat To Fats," please visit mitchwoods.com.

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