“Big Jam” is how Morning Glass Entertainment describes the genre of DEREK WOODS BAND. “Big” comes from the 5-piece lineup that makes up DWB, including 8 rotating instruments and the lead vocals of Derek Woods. “Jam” comes from DWB’s tendency to transition in the midst of their singer/songwriter-driven rock n’roll style original songs into unique jams held together by catchy solos and danceable beats that allow you to lose yourself to the music while in the moment. DWB defines themselves as being reminiscent of an energetic 60’s-70’s Rock n’ Roll vibe while incorporating a new-age jam-style atmosphere.
Derek Woods is the Pittsburgh-born son of Tim Woods, a 2012 inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame.
In December 2011, DEREK WOODS BAND formed in Los Angeles, California following the release of Woods’ debut solo single, “New Love”.
DWB’s performances range from headlining venues including the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California to participating in festivals such as “Hookahville” (Hosted by Ekoostik Hookah), “Flood City Music Festival”, “Jambrewzle” (hosted by Derek Woods Band) and more.
Through the years, DWB has shared the stage with many well-known musicians including Rusted Root, Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), Leon Russell, Cheech & Chong, Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers Band, the Dead), and Lukas Nelson. DWB travels along the East and West Coast in many different fashions both as acoustic formations and full-band.
DWB is currently promoting material from their 2017 released EP, “Taste”, a follow-up to their 2013 album, “Dancin’. The much anticipated EP boasts a developed, mature version of their past originals in a style that thrives on live performances. The band is also highlighting new material, set to be released in their upcoming 2018 full length album, which is currently in production.