Woody Blanchard


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone.


I recently moved out of Calif. to the wonderful state of Tennessee and am looking forward to putting a R&B/Funk/Jazz/Gospel band together, hopefully to play special events, fundraisers, concerts, opening acts for recording artists but NO bars/saloon!. I've been at this a long time and I am still enjoying it as much as when I started, maybe even more so now! I've played everything from top 40s/cover to jazz, country, funk, R&B, progressive, Gospel/ministry, opened for name recording artists and everything in between, including sessions work with several bands throughout the SF Bay Area and the north state over the last 50+ years. Primarily funk/jazz/R&B/Gospel as that's my main desire, as-well-as mixing improvisational skills.

Screen name:
Woody Blanchard
Member since:
Feb 07 2011
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Tower of Power, Cold Blood, Mississippi Mass Choir, Miles Davis, Miles Smiles, Robben Ford, Brecker Bros, Dave Weckl, James Brown, Fred Wesley, Dave Brubeck, Larry Carlton, Chick Corea, Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Bob Carlisle, Aquarium Rescue Unit, etc etc...too many to list, Music one can dance or just groove to. Something that has punctuation and comes from the heart...playing on the 'and', and not only the downbeat! Bring it all out and up to the surface...that stuff that makes you want to play music and enjoy the gift of musicianship the LORD has blessed you with! So, if you have an interest, let's talk.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


Drumset(s), congas, timbales, misc hand percussion toys, 24 chl Mackie, 8 chl Soundcraft, misc pro gear and most of all...drive/motivation, desire and chops!