Beverly Woods has been in love with music since early childhood, and studied piano from the age of 5. Beverly has been performing professionally since 1972, with an eclectic and ever-growing collection of acoustic instruments.
For many years a well-known street performer in Boston, Beverly now performs mostly with her partner, Seth Austen, and in various ensembles. Beverly also provides music for film and multimedia presentations, festivals and events of all kinds, New England contradancing, and international folk dance. Beverly has released a number of recordings, most recently Balance On Air with fellow hammered dulcimer player David Neiman.
sings and plays hammered dulcimer, tsimbl, piano, organ
and other keyboards, piano and chromatic button accordions, 6- and
7-string guitars, autoharp, mandolin, bouzouki, pennywhistle,
hand percussion, fretted dulcimer, folk harp, concertina, nyckelharpa, tenor banjo,
Beverly's Tuesday night
group singing class: fun for all ages
Beverly Woods: Recordings
David Neiman and Beverly Woods Balance on Air CD, Dulcimusic Productions, 1997
Beverly Woods, River of Dreams, cassette, 1987.
Beverly Woods, Return To Fingal, cassette, 1983.
Beverly Woods and Bill Oleson, Beyond the Pale, CD, Magic Tortoise, 1995
Featured artist in Book/CD anthology:
2000 Hammered Dulcimer Mel Bay Publications, 2000
Other Recordings Beverly has appeared on:
Bill Morrissey, The Essential Bill Morrissey, Rounder Records 2004, piano & linear chromatic hammered dulcimer
Doug Hazard If Not For Pretty Women 3 Lb Hammer Records 2005: accordion
Fraidy Katz The Eternal Question: Di Alte Kashe 2006: tsimbl, hurdy gurdy
Wolf Krakowski, Goyrl-Destiny, Tzadik 2002, tsimbl
Kathy Lowe, Wishing You Peace, tenor banjo, pennywhistle
Beverly performs two original pieces on the Boston Street Performers Music in the Air CD
Beverly plays hammered dulcimer on the soundtrack of Wooden Ships and Iron Men, Peace River Films
Soundtrack for radio and video Act in the Living Present, The life of Martin Delany Produced by Jim Surkamp