Woodie and the Longboards bring classics to Wine Country

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Jack Anderson and his wife Barbara dance to the live music of Woodie and the Longboards during a performance at Churon Winery in Temecula, Aug. 31. Shane Gibson photo
It was a warm night as the sun began to sink behind the low rolling hills and quiet, cool tones resonated off the electric guitars as an all-too-familiar tune began to play. Known as Woodie and the Longboards, John “Woodie” Keating created the cover band back in 2007, harking back to playing songs from old bands such as The Beatles, Eagles and The Beach Boys, among other popular 50s, 60s and 70s bands. Keating and bass player Joe Manchego start off a quick riff, progressing into the chorus of an all-time classic, singing, “I wish they all could be California girls,” as he launched into “California Girls” by The Beach Boys in 1965. Woodie and the Longboards is composed of five members, who wore red Hawaiian shirts and khaki pants as they played at Churon Winery, Saturda
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