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ALEXA WOODWARD

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Raised in the south with a documentary film maker for a father and a mother of many spiritual persuasions, Woodward's music is shaped by her Bible belt upbringing, her seedy journeys in the northeast, and her life in community living in New York City. Jezebel Music says, "Armed with a banjo (that at times comes across more like a harp), a full, animated voice, instantly memorable lyrics and simply excellent songwriting, Alexa Woodward does it well. Each of Alexa’s songs is structured and unfolds as if spirited by an old soul, like a lost undiscovered classic. Her voice is commanding and present, colored by moderate vibrato, but maintaining the necessary clarity for imagery-heavy lyrical narratives to shine. Hers are the kind of cliché-less, sensible and immediately relatable words that sound as good advice or a great story spoken by a friend. Don’t be surprised if Alexa Woodward opens for Neko Case sometime in the near future." With a sound that has been likened to Iron and Wine, Rufus Wainright, and Gillian Welch, this banjo playing singer/songwriter received acclaim as a semifinalist in New York's largest songwriting contest, Jezebel Music's Williamsburg Live Songwriter Competition, and is revered for her performances in unconventional locations (most notably the Austin Texas sewer, where 300 brave underground attendees were politely evacuated through manholes by local police). User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

Tracks We Played

MARY

Mary (Single)

O TORNADO

O TORNADO (SINGLE)