Sunday 11:00 – 12:20 | Main Stage
Woody Dodge is an original, four-piece band based in Rochester, New York. Originally a collaborative effort between long-time friends, singer/songwriter Billy Lambert and drummer Sean Sullivan, the band soon evolved to its current lineup with the addition of guitarist Mark Wilcove in 1985 and bassist Jon Gary in 1987.
Woody Dodge is known for playing a distinctive blend of Americana that showcases elements of folk, rock, and country. Drawing upon Lambert’s strong songwriting, the band creates a unique blend of songs with a strong emphasis on lyrics, melody, and feeling. Because of their diversity and breadth, the band draws audiences from a wide range of musical tastes, providing a rich and engaging musical experience.
Woody Dodge released their first CD, Emma’s Dance in 1995. The album received critical acclaim within the college radio scene. In addition, music from the Emma’s Dance was also used on the network television soap opera, As the World Turns. The band released their second CD, Nature Is Strange in 1997.
Woody Dodge took a break from their hectic schedules in the late 90’s to raise families and pursue solo projects. During this period the band kept playing, evolving, and performing in upstate New York. Woody Dodge has recently released their third CD, “Humble Me”. Jeff Spevak of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle calls it “Americana roots rock of high order” The band will be touring to promote the disc.