Floodwood is a progressive string band featuring the combined talents of Woodenspoon's Jason Barady, Nick Piccininni, and Zachary Fleitz, plus moe.'s Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico. Stay tuned for a show near you! Floodwood is a new, progressive string band, hailing from Upstate, NY. Its members are veteran musicians who've performed on stages around the world over the last 20 years. They breathe fresh life into timeless acoustic music & play with the dexterity & chops of seasoned pros.
Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico, not only play together in the premier jamband, moe., but they've also spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Americana group Al & The Transamericans. Likewise, Jay Barady spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Bluegrass group Wooden Spoon from Taos, until returning to his hometown in central, NY. Nick Piccininni is a classically trained violinist, who learned his bluegrass chops the old fashioned way - in festival picking circles. He's an award winning banjo player & fiddler in high demand on the NY bluegrass circuit. Bass player, Zachary Fleitz is an avant garde bassist, not unlike Wooten & Oteill, & has even developed his own patent pending midi instrument - "the midi wing chun dummy" The foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, also known as "The Leatherstocking Region" is home to Floodwood, the northeast's new progressive string band.