These three unlikely, accomplished musicians came together through family ties and Covid to become a musical force.
The Hardwoods are:
Jon B.Woodin–an accomplished musician rooted in celtic music, and beautiful virtuoso guitar work, punctuated by his signature voice.
David Woodin–a classically trained violinist, and newly EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) enthusiast. David is also Jon’s dad, who taught him his first 3 chords on the guitar.
Janice Hardgrove–a seasoned vocalist/instrumentalist, with over a decade’s long list of national TV jingles under her belt.
The trio grew out of the Covid lockdown. All three were missing singing and playing music, and the lockdown gave Dave an opportunity to work on his EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), Janice on her tenor guitar, and Jon on writing more original compositions. What resulted was The Hardwoods! — a trio with tight harmonies and a fun, heartfelt mix of songs, tunes and original compositions.
Where did the name The Hardwoods come from?? I’m sure you can figure that out on your own–a blending of both of our names, and not a nod to sawing wood :-). Jon and Dave both insist that they came up with the name!