Alexa Woodward | Speck

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by Alexa Woodward

Haunting, hopeful urban folk.
Genre: Folk: Urban Folk
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Album Notes
With a sound that has been likened to Iron and Wine, Rufus Wainright, and Gillian Welch, Alexa Woodward is known for her fusion of classic Americana and urban folk.

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."

Jonathan Byrd says of Speck, "This album is distinctive. It's odd and perfect." With appearances from some of Austin’s finest musicians, “Speck” is a blend of haunting songs of loss and hopeful tunes about gardens in New York. Fusing classic Americana with her own variety of urban folk, Woodward joins the ranks of artists like Jolie Holland and Martha Wainright to share her strange creation with independent music lovers of all persuasions.



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There's something about Alexa's music that creates a calm, easy, grateful smile. It's there to take in - the songwriting, that banjo of hers, her voice like no other. She is one of a kind and God bless her for sharing that gift with the rest of us. Talent so ingrained there's nothing to do but sit back, say thank you and smile. And lucky for us .... this is just the beginning! I love it!

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It is fortunate for us, who are fans of musicians with rare talent and depth, when an album not only captures that artist's essence, but also offers a record that compliments the live performance. ‘Speck’ does that well. It highlights the stark beauty of Alexa's banjo supported singing, while tastefully weaving in focused instruments one at a time, with a perfectly matched harmony vocal by Lauren Dickson, adding subtle texture in the right parts. The restraint of the production and supporting cast of very skilled musicians, leaves Alexa’s poetically mesmerizing lyrics and unique melodies the focal point of the record, thankfully so.