joe woodard/josef woodard
free-lance journalist/critic for the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Down Beat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara News Press, Opera Now, Opera News, Jazz Hot, The Wire, Artweek, Grammy.com, Guitar Player, Guitar One, Guitar.com, Launch, Streaming Media, Newmedia.com, Musician, Option, etc., since 1980.
assorted liner notes, 1989 to present and beyond... miscellaneous magazine and newspaper clips, film reviews, "Fringe Beat" column, festival coverage
areas: jazz, pop, classical, world music, art, and film... won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for jazz writing in 1998...
--wrote the chapter "ECM and U.S. Jazz," for the book Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM (Granta)
--completed a book on the Montgomery Brothers (Wes, Monk, and Buddy) for Silman-James Press.
--presently working on a biography of Charles Lloyd...
bio on WORD, pix
Headless Household: guitarist-composer, new music combo formed in 1983, eight albums out on the Household Ink label; Headless Household (1987), Inside/Outside USA (1993), Items (1996), Free Associations (1999), mockhausen (2000), post-Polka (2003). Vertical Medleys, Vol. 1 (2004) (special "hyper-remix" project), Blur Joan (2005), a special two-disc 25th anniversary album, Basemento (2010), and Balladismo (2015), a mostly-ballads album, and more to come...
Headless Household Links on the interweb:
Julie Christensen: guitarist in her band, Stone Cupid, played guitar and co-wrote a coupla' songs with her on her album Where the Fireworks Are, Julie's myspace page
Joe Woodard: between (2002) "faux folk" singer-songwriter project, myspace page
Shelly Rudolph: guitarist, co-writer, and ally on the Portland-based "world soul" artist's Water in My Hand (2005). Shelly's myspace page
flapping, Flapping: guitarist-singer-songwriter, neo-Beatle-esque pop band formed in 1994, two albums out; Tex (1995) and Montgomery Street (1996) myspage page
Dudley: guitarist, art-folk band, formed in 1993, three albums out; Public Nudism (1995), Are Our Oars Out? (1996) and doin' jack (1999) , myspage page
turnip family secrets, first production of a "play with songs" by Michael Smith, with music by Joe Woodard, April 12-21, 2002, at Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara, CA with a cast album now available...
Lean-To: guitarist-composer, "neo-fusion" outfit; Malarchitecture (1998)
new album by Headless Household, long-awaited finishing of album by flapping, Flapping (now called ... flapping), a new alt country album, a "popera," a second "faux folk" album, a new band, called Starfish Prime, and eteceteras...
ordering products on Household Ink Records
Household Ink YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/HouseholdInk
P.O. Box 2093
Santa Barbara, CA 93120
last modified: june 2, 2015