Fifth Annual Boogie Woogie Throwdown at The Green Parrot
The Green Parrot Bar will host its 5th Annual Barry Cuda/Mitch Woods Boogie Woogie Throwdown on Wednesday, January 3rd at 5:30 p.m.
Billed as a one-round, winner-take-all face-off, this long-awaited rematch pits “The Pianamal” Barry Cuda against “Mr. Rocket 88” Mitch Woods with Key West’s own world famous drummer Mick Kilgos acting as referee.
With two pianos on stage at one time, it promises to be back-to-back piano fireworks as local boogie woogie-meister Barry Cuda goes toe-to-toe with legendary Alligator Records recording artist Mitch Woods
Cuda and Woods will include jump blues and New Orleans R&B for this gig. Don’t expect “Howl at the Moon” fluff! The match was spawned at a “Boogie Woogie Piano Night” at the Hell Blues Festival in Norway there years ago at a show that featured Cuda and Woods plus other world class exponents of this primitive piano-blues style trading licks in machine-gun fashion.
Pure boogie woogie duos became popular back in the late thirties and forties when the great Pete Johnson/Albert Ammons duo made their debut at the “Swings to Spirituals” concert organized by John Hammond. This was the concert series that legitimized jazz as an art form. Be here as history repeats itself, boogie-woogie style, only at The Green Parrot Bar.