The UK based website SoulandJazzandFunk.com recently posted a nice review of Carry It Up:
"...it's impossible to categorize his sound. He says his prime influence is Van Morrison, but listen in and you'll hear shades of Tony Joe White, Michael McDonald, and Paul Carrack... even the new young pretender Mayer Hawthorne. Yep, there's a blue-eyed soul undertow to Woody's work. Listen to it at its best on his new album, 'Carry It Up'. The 12 tracker is bristling with blue-eyed soul grooves while lyrically the long player offers insight into relationships as well as addressing broader social issues ... as on the album's title cut. The song 'Carry It Up' is a kind of 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' for the 21st century and its latent quality is enhanced by some haunting harmonica from band member Jose Ruiz. Indeed, throughout the set, Ruiz's harmonica is a delight."
Read the full review here