Press & Quotes
for a moment that Buddy Holly and Buck Owens had gotton together and
written a batch of songs for the Everly Brothers. Then the Everlys played
the material for Gram Parsons, who rushed them into a Nashville studio
along with his mates from The Byrds. The resulting album would probably
have sounded a lot like the latest CD from The Woodys.
strong romantic songwriting with warm Everlys-style vocals, Michael
and Dyann Woody create an almost carnal strain of roots-rock. Translation:
Whether its lust or heartbreak, the Woodys make you feel it. While paying
homage to Country Music's most vital influences, they also lay claim
to their own corner of country-rock heaven.
the winning group disc, I direct you to the charming Woodys, 'Teardrops
& Diamonds'. They're so country they make me smile. Think of
Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris and you'll have the general idea.
they're back with a CD that's even better than their debut. The voices
are still coming out of Everly-heaven, but the songs are of such a calibre
and the production of this new one is so crystal clear that it's hard
not to speak of a modest masterpiece."
an ideal world they'd be big stars. If you were to put the likes of
the Bryants, John D. Loudermilk, the Everlys and Goffin and King together
in a room, these are the kind of songs that would result. This doesn't
mean that this ppair are copyists, far from it. They just come up from
the same classy school of writers who quite naturally come up with instantly
memorable melodies and match them almost perfectly with heart-piercing
lyrics. This is quality music. 4 STARS ****
thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's like a breath of fresh air! This is
the best 'new' album I have heard in a long time. The voices of Dyann
& Michael Woody blend beautifully. In comparison with some of the
pap coming out of Nashville nowadays, this release is head and shoulders
above the pack."
Woodys' sound resonates in the memory, its homespun, heartfelt and familiar
like an old shirt. It's classic two-part harmony, straight down the
line from The Louvins, the Everly Brothers, Gram and Emmylou. It feels
good, it feels right, and it feels real.
songs, great voices, the harmonies don't get any tighter!
and Dyann Woody are Everly-style hillbilly birds.
minutes of pure joy. They have a 90's freshness and a
(4 stars) "Michael and Dyann's folksy, ever so romantic
(4 stars) "The Woodys sport an ironic humor
Woodys will surely emerge as one of 1998's genuine musical discoveries."
Woody's come across as innovative traditionalists,
aching ballad, 'Habits of the Heart,' for one, deserves to be
Woodys clearly have an acoustic Everlys central position, but they veer
off in enough different directions that this album continues to surprise,
even as it remains focused."
known Michael for 20 years. He's a great singer and songwriter.
Woodys are wonderful! It's like Gram Parsons meets Phil Everly."
Woodys harmony is so close it's like blood family,
of the best selling Independent Country albums in Europe."
(4 stars) "Hynotic vocal work, alluring melodies
beautiful songs and perfectly crafted melodies devoid of pretension,
(4 stars) "The harmonizing of The Woodys is simply wonderful.
can such talent live in Nashville for so long before getting a debut
(4 stars) "...what they're doing is alot more interesting
will be haunted by prosaic, ineffably captivating poetry, American poetry."
Woodys are not just nifty with their narrative novelettes -
a delightful & freshing pair this is. Their superb Everly-tinged harmonies
flow around some wonderful songs. The result is twelve of the best offerings
you'll hear all year."
realize that this CD is nothing but a MASTERPIECE."
© 2001 THE WOODYS