Josh Woodward is a livewire acoustic rock musician from Ohio. Taking the musical road less traveled, he’s chosen to freely offer his entire collection of over 170 passionate songs featuring vivid stories and dark humor on hiswebsite.IMPORTANT: If you’re looking to license tracks with vocals, you can do that here. All of my songs are available as instrumental mixes as well, on my other Jamendo artist pageAlbums
« Sunny Side of the Street » is a collection of oddball songs that were too funny or strange to fit on my fairly dark « Crawford Street » CD. Rather than let them gather dust on my virtual shelf, I decided to release these as a limited edition bonus CD, included free with the first 100 copies of « Crawford Street ».
So what does it sound like? Well, a little bit of everything. From songs about the joys of stalking, hatred toward left-handed subhumans, tender folk songs about dismembering bodies with power tools to epic odes singing the praises of eggplant-based dipping sauces… well, it’s all here.
But if you’re looking here, you’re probably looking for « Coffee », the song that went viral after it was used in a dog tricks video featuring Heather and Jesse on YouTube.
WARNING: If you’re new to my music – this is NOT where you want to start. 🙂
Welcome to my latest and greatest album!
My normal way of making an album is a cycle of writing a song, recording a demo for the song right away, releasing it as an MP3 on my site, then polishing them and assembling them together into a CD when I have enough songs – and I often felt married to the original arrangements, whether they were good or bad. I decided to try a different approach this time. For the most part, these songs were written in isolation, with only rough demos made. I then went through and recorded them all in one fell swoop.
The idea was to give the songs room to breathe before commiting myself to a sound, and I think it worked. « Ashes » has a depth to it that feels missing in my other releases. Stepping back and being able to look at it as a whole before really starting the recording process let me give it more of a cohesive sound. There’s a lot more piano on these songs than I usually use, which was fun.
The title wraps up the recurring themes of the cycle of life, mortality and the possibly dubious role that religion can play in the whole thing. It wasn’t really designed as a concept album, but in a way it fell together that way so I went with it. The cover artwork pulled everything together, entitled « Перерождение чёрного мотылька » courtesy of the talented Luana Silense.