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The Woes is a band of merrymakers performing the songs of Osei Essed. The sound of The Woes is an eclectic interpretation of a wide range of contemporary and historical American musical expressions - including folk, New Orleans Jazz, Memphis Soul, Delta Blues, and Garage Rock,. Anchored by longtime revelers Mike Irwin (trumpet), Philip Sterk (pedal steel) and Will Orzo (French horn, organ) ,the band has toured as support for Elvis Perkins, Langhorne Slim and Norah Jones among others.