Allen Woody

KNOW YOUR BASS PLAYER: Inspired by Jack Bruce, Jack Casady, and Felix Pappalardi, the late Douglas Allen Woody anchored the reborn and re-energized Allman Brothers Band wherein he met guitarist Warren Hayes and formed Gov’t Mule. 

An educator, collector (he owned hundreds of basses and as I recall in one interview, hauled a truck-load of gear to his Allmans audition), Woody was a master improviser and groove player who employed a wide array of tones and techniques.

Bassist Mike Gordon directed a documentary about Woody entitled Rising Low (2002).