Joe/Josef Woodard’s home. page.



Ladies Who Lunch (Household Ink, 2021), Josef Woodard’s debut novel, a satirical romp through  LA in the ’90s, available in e-book, book book and audiobook form, can be found through the usual bookish portals (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.), as well as its own home store page,

Conversations with Charlie Haden (Silman-James Press) (2017)

(Amazon page link)

Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth (2015)

(Amazon page link, Silman-James Press page link)

–Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM (Granta) (wrote the chapter “ECM and U.S. Jazz”)  (2007)

(Amazon page link)

The Art of Symeon Shimin (Mercury Press), wrote a biographical essay, 2019

            (Amazon page link)


…free-lance journalist/critic for theLos Angeles TimesEntertainment Weekly, Rolling StoneDown Beat,Jazz TimesJazziz, Santa Barbara Independent Santa Barbara News Press,  San Francisco Classical Voice, Opera NowOpera NewsJazz Hot, The Wire,  Artweek, Grammy.comGuitar PlayerGuitar OneGuitar.comLaunch, Streaming Media,, Musician, Option, etc., since 1980.

assorted liner notes, 1989 to present and beyond… miscellaneous magazine and newspaper clipsfilm 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… 

–completed a book on the Montgomery Brothers (Wes, Monk, and Buddy) for Silman-James Press.

bio in pdf,      pix

musical projects: 

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:

Household Ink Records YouTube page (with every track on the label accounted for–about 350 of ’em)


Joe Woodard: solo guitar EP, Wedding Album (On this Day) (2022), “faux folk” album Goleta Electric (2022), between (2002) “faux folk” singer-songwriter project,  Joe Woodard page on Household Ink site,bandcamp, soundcloud

Joe Woodard Wedding Album (On this Day) 

(Household Ink Records, 2022, HI-157) Wedding Album (On this Day) is a solo guitar EP consisting of instrumentals by Joe Woodard, as played at the wedding of Claire Woodard and her betrothed John Pemberton. Woodard recorded these numbers at Would-Be Studio. Ambient Dinner Music? Could be… * The EP is available, in digitalia and CD forms, in a lot of the usual outlets… BandcampSpotifyYouTubeAmazonDiscogsApple Music, iTunes, the Household Ink Records products page, and more to come. Read Callie Fausey’s article in the Santa Barbara Independent, 11-9-22 here

Joe Woodard has released the “faux folk” album, Goleta Electric, on Household Ink Records. Call it a delayed follow-up to his first folkie outing, Between (2002).

flapping, Flapping : guitarist-singer-songwriter, neo-Beatle-esque pop band formed in 1994, with three albums out; Tex (1995), Montgomery Street (1996), and seeyoutonite (2020), the band’s first record in 24 years…  bandcamp pagesoundcloud pagefacebook pagemyspage page


Lucinda Lane: new “IndieBossaJazzTwang” band with vocalist Nicole Lvoffand guitarist-songwriter Joe Woodard, with the help of others… in the process of making a debut record…


Julie Christensen: guitarist in her band, Stone Cupid, played guitar and co-wrote a coupla’ songs with her on her album Where the Fireworks AreJulie’s 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


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 “pla

y with songs” by Michael Smith, with music by Joe Woodard, April 12-21, 2002, at Center Stage Theaterin 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 new band with Shelly Rudolph, Tableaux Sonique, the debut album by Lucinda Lane (with singer Nicole Lvoff) and eteceteras…

ordering productson Household Ink Records 

Household Ink YouTube channel:





Joe Woodard

P.O. Box 2093

Santa Barbara, CA 93120




last modified: may 24, 2023