Woody Pines and Brother’s Rye bring roots tunes to Flatbread

Woody Pines plays at Flatbread Company this Thursday, June 5. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Flatbread Pizza Company presents a night of pizza and American roots music this Thursday, June 5, from 5 to 7 pm. Performing will be the Nashville trio Woody Pines and Falmouth’s four-man band, Brother’s Rye.

Woody Pines is a self-proclaimed “Stripped Down American Roots” band whose music contains the lively beats of a street-corner jug band alongside smooth crooning of the likes of Bob Dylan, and lyrics brimming with folk staples: Mardi Gras, whiskey, and pretty women.

The group is fronted by singer/musician Woody Pines with his old-time Southern twang and accompanied by the plucks and strums of upright bassist Shawn Supra and guitarist Brad Tucker, who was born and raised in the musical Tucker family of West Tisbury.

The members of Brother’s Rye live, create, and perform in Woods Hole and their songs, which detail both warm summers and the sea and long winters and quiet evenings, are anthems for New England natives.

Led by singer Benjamin Lee Paterson, originally from Wales, along with upright bassist Josh Dayton, guitarist Randy Gummow, and Topher Maffei on percussion, the Brother’s Rye call themselves an “Outlaw jug,” and play everything from folk to rockabilly.

The upbeat, fresh-yet-familiar tunes from both groups will have the 21+ audience thumping and shuffling their feet for no cover charge. More information about the groups is available at their sites, woodypines.com, and brothersrye.com. More information about the show can be found at flatbreadcompany.com.