Thursday, August 7, 2014

I will be performing at Front Porch Arts Collective's Potluck festival this Friday, August 8th! Songwriters, filmmakers, and choreographers are working together to present original, historically inspired pieces about South Carolina textile mill workers and life in mill towns. I'll be presenting a new original song on Friday night about a girl who worked the mill as a child, Addie Laird. The Mill Project will be at the Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University in the Pendleton Arts District- more info HERE.

Monday, April 7, 2014

CD release show



































                                                                                                                                                           Tickets available in advance here... event page on facebook here.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Interview and Performance on WNCW

A couple of weeks ago I drove up to Fletcher, NC to record a session for WNCW with banjo, baritone uke, electric guitar, cello, and some killer harmonies. We performed three songs from the upcoming record and I talked with host Laura Blackley about the making of the album and other musical adventures. The songs and interview will be airing this Sunday night (1/26) at 7:30pm in SC, TN, and NC on WNCW's Local Color: on 88.7FM (Asheville, NC), 97.3FM (SC), 99.1FM (Charlotte, NC), 90.9FM (Wilkesboro, TN) and streaming LIVE on WNCW.org for anyone, anywhere to listen: http://wncw.org/listen-live

Monday, December 16, 2013

Album update

Thanks to everyone who supported the funding campaign for the upcoming album, we're fully funded and the songs are currently being mastered with Carl Saff in Chicago. Project backers should be receiving digital downloads in the next week or so!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Scolastica Holiday Compilation

The Scolastica Holiday Compilation is up and streaming just in time for you to decorate your house/apartment/dorm room/home on wheels/etc.  It features a number of artists (including myself) singing classic and original holiday songs to support school fees for four Tanzanian girls as part of the Scolastica Project.   Have a listen and download- donate whatever you want, and all proceeds go directly to school fees.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013



UPDATE: We're only $360 away from funding this record! There are four days left to back the project. You can become a backer here.

Thanks so much to everyone who has chipped in so far!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kickstarter launched!

Want a $10 digital download of my upcoming record in time for the holidays? The Kickstarter campaign is up and running and your pre-release support is greatly appreciated!



About the album:

Might Nigh is an Appalachian English word meaning almost or very nearly. This album represents songs of homecoming and passage. Moving back to the upstate region of South Carolina after four years of living in New York city (and before that, Boston), I reconnected with the sights and sounds of my childhood- the Blue Ridge Mountains, the sounds of southern tree frogs and cicadas at night. Life came richly- I got married and embarked on a lifetime exploration of loving another human being through ups and downs, we lost his father Jack to cancer, and I have explored at new depths and heights the joys and losses of life. These experiences have woven themselves into a group of songs that I am proud of- songs that survived self critique and re-writing to make it into the final record shared here.

Recorded and mixed with Scott Minor at Wild Chorus Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee and also engineered in Austin, Texas with Grant Johnson, the album showcases familiar voices and sounds from previous records (shout out to the Annie Street crew), but also brings an infusion of more rock-driven and electronic sounds to the fore. This record is a natural next step, and I am excited to share it with you.

The funds raised here will pay for final mixing with Wild chorus, Mastering with Carl Saff in Northwest Chicago, the costs of artwork for the album and CD printing costs. Any additional funds raised beyond the project goal will go to use in the form of independent promotion of this record as it is not financially supported by any record label.   As an independent artist, anything above the project goal will be used to share this record with as many people as possible.

Many thanks to fans and friends who have supported this music over the years. I'm very excited to share this project with you and hope you will be inspired to share it with others. Thanks for your support!

Alexa

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Conundrum Music Hall

photo credit: Stereofly
Many thanks to The Restoration (amazing band, listen here) for inviting us to Columbia to play Conundrum music hall.  We had a big old time.

Fall for Greenville Festival

Playing Fall for Greenville this year was so much fun. Thanks to everyone who came out and special thanks to Carolina Now for letting us sing live on the air:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Saw!

We spent an awesome weekend in Knoxville adding new elements to the record...
Daniel Machado of the Restoration added some lovely harmonies and guitar,
and David Funderburk of Red leg Husky laid down some spectacular saw:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Austin Recording

Spent some pretty incredible days in Austin recording at Good Danny's and Church House studio... what an incredible group of people sharing their creativity and shaping these songs. I feel like I was part of something historic!  Shout out to Engineer Grant Johnson and an amazing group of musicians, Lindsey Verrill, Andrew Pressman, Matthew Shepherd, Linky Barmore, Chris Cox, Stephen Orsak, and Kendra Kinsey... videos and pictures to come, but for now, check out this space!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hey Asheville! Isis Music Hall w/ New Country Rehab



Playing tonight at Isis Music Hall in Asheville with New Country Rehab at 8:00.  Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. You can get them in advance here. Come hang out!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Recording in progress!

The new album is in the works folks!  The core tracks and final mixes are being done with Scott Minor (of Sparklehorse) at Wild Chorus studio in Knoxville, Tennessee...

AND we will be tracking Annie Street Arts Collective style for a few days with Grant Johnson in Austin Texas at Good Danny's and Church House Studios.

The yet-to-be titled album will feature somewhere between 10-14 tracks, featuring the likes of Linky Barmore (harmonies, magical sounds), Lindsey Verrill (of Some Say Leland and Dana Falconberry), Christi Garland (harmonies), Andrew Pressman (Austin bass man extraordinaire), Dan Grissom (Some Say Leland), Daniel Machado (The Restoration), Lauren Stapleton (Mountain Homes), David Funderburk (saw!), Stephen Orsak (Twigs and Yarn), and undoubtedly more!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Announcing the Gnome Show

Alexa Woodward  -  Lisa Stubbs -  The Restoration














EVENT: This Friday, April 19th, we will be kicking off a DIY concert series in Greenville South Carolina, the Gnome Show. This series will feature local, regional, and touring musicians. This Friday's line up will feature Alexa Woodward, Lisa Stubbs, and the Restoration. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oude Veiling Concert- Aalsmeer




The first show of the Netherlands tour was hosted on Easter Sunday by the delightful Pieter Groenveld.  By far the best howlers of the tour were at this show.











photo credit: Loes Bongers


photo credit: Loes Bongers


photo credit: Loes Bongers











Monday, January 21, 2013

Heyo! I'm here at my house creating a map for my upcoming tour to the Netherlands in April. I've toured in Europe twice before but have never had the pleasure of spending a whole tour in a single country there... pretty excited. The final dates will be coming out soon...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

new songs in the works

I've been doing a lot of writing lately and have decided to share the creative process... here are two new songs to enjoy in their early stages:




Saturday, June 23, 2012