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Summer 2017: One year removed from their first US tour, Heavy Wood has recently released the first volume of their debut album "Down In Italy". the 7-song volume is a full-on whomping portrayal of the hard-folk sound that already has people talking on both sides of the Atlantic. With members from Tuscany, Salento, and Montana, the acoustic power-trio has materialized as a melting pot of music and culture, drawing comparisons to Gogol Bordello, ACDC, and even Ennio Morricone.
Besides their unmistakably aggressive approach to playing acoustic guitars, Heavy Wood also features "the drawk", guitarist Rob Cavallo's own invention. The 7-string guitar/bass combination gives Cavallo (Faggiano, Puglia) the full range of a grand piano without need for effects or pedals. The band also features the powerful style of Matteo Flori (Abbadia San Salvatore, Tuscany) on drums, and extremely versatile vocals by both Cavallo, and the band's lone American member, Nate Kantner (Bozeman, Montana).
The band plans to release the second volume upon the anouncement of their next major tour, coming later in 2017! Information on tour dates as well as news about the album can be found right here at heavywoodband.com, so stay tuned and get ready to re-think everything you thought you knew about acoustic...and Italian music!
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Heavy Wood Brings Their Hard Folk Sound to the US
"Known for their signature "hard folk" sound and animated performances, the trio begins their first US tour on June 23 and will debut July 7 and the Firkin Tavern in Portland."
READ FULL ARTICLE http://www.italoamericano.org/story/2016-6-23/heavy-wood
Heavy Wood shows off their Montana-Italian roots
"The band members are also from literally all over the map. For that reason, Italian influences like classical, spaghetti western and tarantella mesh with American hard rock."
Heavy Wood Headliners a L'Umbria che Spacca insieme a Verdena
“…conducono gli spettatori in un mondo attraversato da sonorità hard folk e da accenti americani in cui volteggiare su sé stessi lasciandosi trasportare dall’energia esaltante della band.”
Quattro Chiacchiere con Heavy Wood
"I loro live sono un concentrato di folk-rock italo-americano che fa salire l'adrenalina alle stelle" -
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"a band you will tell your children about seeing" -
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Trasimeno blues 2015, ‘Heavy wood’ live
"i tre stanno dimostrando come la potenza tipica dell'hard rock non abbia bisogno di essere elettrificata" + "Grazie a questo approccio non convenzionale e sempre votato a dare il massimo sul palco, gli Heavy Wood si stanno guadagnando la reputazione di essere uno dei gruppi più coinvolgenti d'Italia;" -
READ FULL ARTICLE - http://www.umbriaon.it/2015/trasimeno-blues-2015-heavy-wood-live/
Sound Check: BHS grad returns home with Italian band Heavy Wood
“Bozemanite featured in Italian band, Heavy Wood” -
READ FULL ARTICLE - http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/go/soundcheck/heavy-wood
Heavy Wood from Italy (Hard Folk/Spaghetti Rock)
“the acoustic power-trio makes their US debut! With members from Tuscany, Salento, and Montana” -
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Rob Cavallo Discusses Working With Heavy Wood
“If I were to describe your genre I would say you guys sound like Bob Dylan meets AC/DC” -
READ FULL ARTICLE - http://www.Videomusicstars.com
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Video - "Live at Mercoledi Rock"
Video - "Interview with RAI"