Derek Woods is the Pittsburgh-born son of Tim Woods, a 2012 inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Big Jam” is how Morning Glass Entertainment describes the genre of DEREK WOODS BAND. “Big” comes from the 5-piece lineup that makes up DWB, including 8 rotating instruments and the lead vocals of Derek Woods. “Jam” comes from DWB’s tendency to transition in the midst of their singer/songwriter-driven rock n’roll style original songs into unique jams held together by catchy solos and danceable beats that allow you to lose yourself to the music while in the moment. DWB defines themselves as being reminiscent of an energetic 60’s-70’s Rock n’ Roll vibe while incorporating a new-age jam-style atmosphere.
Through the years, DWB has shared the stage with many well-known musicians including Rusted Root, Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), Leon Russell, Cheech & Chong, Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers Band, the Dead), and Lukas Nelson. DWB travels along the East and West Coast in many different fashions both as acoustic formations and full-band.