St. Paul/ Minneapolis
Woodzen is an indie rock band based in the Twin Cities who draws from its influences from a number of genres. The band formed when Jake Johnson and Brody Kucera met as freshman roommates at Hamline University in the Fall of 2018.
Johnson is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar and violin and draws inspiration from artists like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. He grew up playing violin in church with his family as well as the school orchestra. Kucera is a percussionist from southern Minnesota who spent many years in school playing in drum lines and moved to the trap set in college. In 2019, they added bassist Bob DeLage and in 2021 completed the band with the addition of keyboardist Lydia Lecher and saxophonist Peter Hanson. Woodzen has recently started to perform at coffee shops and the St. Paul Farmer’s Market and has a number of upcoming shows.