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BLUES, JAZZ and AMERICAN ROOTS

                                              

 

“ Mann blurs the lines between jazz, blues, classical, and world music creating his own sound in the process. His wizardry on the fret board is matched by his ability to convey deep feelings with his songs – creating moods that incite, delight, or simply soothe. Attempts to categorize his music simply misses the point. This is brilliant playing that demands to be heard.”  SING OUT! MAGAZINE.   

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NEW BOOK
“JUST PLAY” 
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“What connects the mastery of ragtime and gospel great Rev. Gary Davis, improvisation genius Lennie Tristano, jazz guitarist Attila Zoller, Portuguese composer Carlos Paredes, and master guitar luthiers Jimmy D’Aquisto and John Monteleone? This book looks into their world and art through my lens as a student, a friend, and as a musician who pays homage to them every time I pick up the guitar. Their originality provides inspirational lessons for music students as they move through their own creative journey.”

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Summer Workshops in Vermont, England & Italy

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Latest DVD
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A Practical Approach to Understanding Chords and Melody Through Blues, Gospel and Fingerstyle Originals.
Homespuns Tapes
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Woody’s writings

American Roots: 
The Art of Country Blues

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 Recent archive & more stuff

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Latest CD’s 
“CONVERSATIONS”

Duo with Charley Krachy

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“A TRIBUTE TO THE REVEREND”

       “Tribute from one master to another”
Blues Roots                                 

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“EMPIRE ROOTS BAND”
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“ORIGINALS”

A new collection of Woody’s original compositions.
“You can hear classical, jazz and blues approaches somehow converging into a single sparkling sound – a sound completely his own.”– JOHN FAHEY

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ONLINE TEACHING SITE

Country Blues, jazz & American Roots

 
 
 

 

  “HARLEM STREET SINGER”

Feature documentary film on the life and music of Reverend Gary Davis
Available on DVD and download
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“Don’t miss a chance to see him; you are unlikely to hear anything – 
or anyone better in the fields that Mann has chosen to master.”
– The Times (London)