Bio

The Musicians:

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CD Woodbury – Vocals, Guitar.

From a reputation as an ace sideman and “The Northwest’s best kept secret” in the Pacific NW blues scene; CD Woodbury is emerging as an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The CD Woodbury Band album “Monday Night!” charted internationally in its genre, including 30 weeks at #1 for the Roots Radio Report’s Washington State independent radio chart and peaking at #8 on the international independent blues radio charts. CD Woodbury has eight Best of the Blues awards from the Seattle based Washington Blues Society including Blues Performer, Songwriter, NW Recording, and Electric Guitar three times.

CD’s first professional performances were in Texas roadhouses he was not legally old enough to drink in. He has gone on to perform in stadiums, for two US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, and Jimi’s music for the Hendrix family. He has worked with Former Roomful of Blues vocalist Mark DuFresne’s band, Randy Oxford’s All Star Slam, Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, has been a featured guitarist with Rae Gordon, and has backed numerous one-off performances with artists as diverse as Wee Willie Walker and (American Idol’s) Sanjaya. CD’s acts have opened for AWB, Allen Stone, Coco Montoya, Elvin Bishop, Hamilton Loomis, and many others.

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Don Montana – Drums, Vocals

Don’s musical journey began in New Hampshire at the early age of fourteen with both serious study on his instrument and ten years with Unbroken Chain, who played extensively throughout NewEngland. After moving to Seattle in 1996, Don played in multiple bands, including ten years with the legendary NW swinging blues big band: Tim Casey and the Blues Cats. Don has found his latest successes in the CD Woodbury Trio. Don has the respect of his peers in the NW blues community as a musical drummer and has been nominated twice for Blues Drummer by the Washington Blues Society’s Best of the Blues Awards.

Don has appeared with Mitch Woods and John Nemeth and opened for Charlie Musslewhite, Tab Benoit , Little Charlie and the Night Cats, Ronnie Earl, and Bob Marley’s Wailers.

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Patrick McDanel – Bass, Vocals

McDanel grew up in Lake Forest Park, a suburb north of Seattle, where he discovered a love of music at an early age, beginning with piano lessons. He later gravitated toward other instruments, including bass guitar and trombone, the latter of which he played as a professional musician until the mid-1990s when an injury forced him to switch to bass full time.

Patrick is a veteran of the national music scene, having played with notable bands and acts as either a regular player or fill-in. One of his favorite moments was playing at the Apollo Theater in the 1990s. Artists that Patrick has played with include Mel Torme, The Temptations, Steve Miller, The Four Tops, The Mills Brothers, The Delfonics, The Fifth Dimension, George Clinton Jr., and Terri Nunn He has been nominated multiple times for the Washington Blues Society’s Best of the Blues Awards for bass and won for new band.

The Band:

The CD Woodbury Trio emerged from the ending of the CD Woodbury Band at the end of 2014, after international radio chart recognition and numerous festival appearances in the Pacific Northwest. CD, Patrick, and Don continue to perform and tour throughout the region, have been favorites and occasional headliners at blues festivals, and are writing and in pre-production of a new album, with some initial tracks recorded at Seattle’s world famous Robert Lang Studios. The CD Woodbury Band was a performance semi-finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2015 and a independently produced CD finalist in 2014. They were given the bragging rights as “Kings of Beale Street” in 2014 by Jerry Lee Lewis’s Cafe and Honky Tonk. A year later, at that same club, when hundreds of blues bands from all over the world were doing anything to get free exposure, the CD Woodbury Band was paid to play a Friday night show on Beale Street.

In August 2017, the band won the Journey to Memphis competition to represent the Washington Blues Society at the 2018 International Blues Challenge.