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By Lexington Howe

Woodie and the Longboards bring classics to Wine Country


Last updated 9/12/2019 at 3:38pm

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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.

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 "C...

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