Between the vocal sound effects of stand-up bassist Veikko Lepisto and the whistling virtuosity of guitarist Jason Wussow, it’s hard not to pull a face muscle from smiling while bouncing along to the almost criminally upbeat ska stylings of Woodblind. After forming in 2013 during an impromptu jam behind Beaner’s Central, this acoustic duo promptly released the attitude-positive full-length album Big Voice. These days the band may become a jubilee featuring the likes of Tyler Dubla on drums, Jimi Cooper on lead guitar, Eli Bissonett on violin and sometimes Jen West. Teague Alexy and Bryan “Lefty” Johnson occasionally show up for the fun as well. A new album is also in the works.


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