Bio




Who said what, 1975-2021:


Woodenhead has emerged as probably the most important and certainly the most fascinating musical unit New Orleans has seen in years...adamantly original, almost spiritual.." 

Eddie Allman, BATON ROUGE MORNING ADVOCATE


"Ya'll suck!" audience member, Laplace Speedway, 1979


"Jimmy Robinson is a major talent who could easily become one of Austin's guitar heroes.."

Michael Point, AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN


"Why Ya'll play dat music dat make people fight?" Audience member, 1978 after huge brawl breaks out among frenzied Bridge City Gumbo Festival attendees during Woodenhead's set


"A great band. Really great feeling"JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, 1985


"They've been around forever. They're not really happening" Editor of defunct New Orleans music magazine at meeting for defunct music conference. 1986


"Woodenhead is not for the faint-hearted, musically or in spirit...they play a hard-driving, challenging music that will literally rock you out of the comfortable cradle of Jazz, R&B and rock and roll into which life in New Orleans has lulled you." Rock AdamGAMBIT


"The guitar is way too loud" audience member, Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, N.C. June 15, 1985

"I can't hear the guitar at all" audience member, Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, N.C. June 15, 1985


"Robinson is a killer guitarist, capable of removing the heads of most head banging metal freaks. He is also 'tasty' in the old-fashioned sense, rarely letting speed overtake the essentials." 

Mark Bingham, WAVELENGTH MAGAZINE


"You boys need some uniforms" Jimmy Robinson's grandfather repeatedly

 from 1975 until his passing in the mid-eighties.


"At the New Orleans jazz festival, Woodenhead gets a standing ovation for teaching traditional jazz fans just how far imagination and electricity can push the form"  ESQUIRE MAGAZINE


"An innovative band of extraordinary instrumentalists"...  TRIANGLE LIVE, Winston-Salem, N.C.


"A band dedicated to creating music of the highest integrity, and not compromising during their three decades of performances and recordings."    MJ BradyPROGNOSIS


"It's kind of painful to my ear" Audience member,Tipitina's, 1980