DONOVAN WOODS PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FROM POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE NOMINATED ALBUM, ANNOUNCES MORE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

DONOVAN WOODS PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “THEY DON’T MAKE ANYTHING IN THAT TOWN”

 2016 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE LISTED ALBUM HARD SETTLE, AIN’T TROUBLED OUT NOW

ACCLAIMED SONGWRITER ADDS MORE DATES TO FALL TOUR, SUMMER FESTIVAL STOPS BEGIN JULY 22

 WATCH “THEY DON’T MAKE ANYTHING IN THAT TOWN” HERE VIA THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION

 wistful songs that tug at the heartstrings of anyone who's had feelings about partners, ex-partners, where you're from, where you shouldn't have gone” - NOW Magazine NNNN

“a gentle, honest collection of melancholic observations and hushed tunefulness” - The Globe And Mail

 “By balancing such fringe and mainstream elements so effortlessly, Woods looks poised to finally bring those disparate camps together. … he does it time and again” - Exclaim!

 PHOTO CREDIT : MATT BARNES

In advance of the August 12 U.S. release date for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize listed album Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled and on the back of his signing to Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, Donovan Woods is sharing the video for “They Don’t Make Anything In That Town” courtesy of The Bluegrass Situation. Shot and directed by Duane Kelly, the clip is a beautifully rendered and poignant journey through loss and hope.  

The Sarnia, Ontario born songwriter explains. “The title is too long, but go ahead and try to make it shorter - you can't. This is an amalgam of things that happened to me, things that happened to people I know, and things that I imagine ought to have happened. The town I'm from ain't at all this bleak,” Woods continues, “I just tried to make something indicative of a place full of people suffering under the weight of a town's slow-down. Economic problems become personal problems, or health problems, or relationship problems really quickly,” he muses. “Really, the only thing I've found all that satisfying in my life is making tangible things that people can use and it's about that too. 

Donovan Woods’ extraordinary songwriting talent has earned him rave reviews from the likes of Noisey who praised his “knack for taking huge, universal feelings and distilling them into simple, poignant moments, ” while The Toronto Star noted that “Woods has long been one of Canada’s best kept secrets…but word is starting to get around…and filtering all the way down to Nashville.” Even Rolling Stone and Billboard have weighed in, describing his songwriting on Charles Kelley’s (Lady Antebellum) version of  “Leaving Nashville” as “stark, stunning” and “an emotional wallop.”

Woods now splits his time between Nashville and Toronto where he has not only crafted and recorded rousing, critically acclaimed music for his own catalogue but has penned songs for a host of talented performers that also include Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Alan Doyle, Matt Andersen and more.

The Ontario performer recently announced a string of North American tour dates and festival stops in further support of Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled and has added to that run today with engagements now scheduled in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Saskatoon and more. All tour dates are listed below.

DONOVAN WOODS NORTH AMERICAN TOURS DATES

July 22 & 23 – Hillside Festival – Guelph, ON

July 24 – Interstellar Rodeo – Edmonton, AB

July 28 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA+

July 31 – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA+

August 18 – Music In the Park – Brandon, MB

August 21 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY*

August 23 – Eagleview Summer Concerts On the Square – Exton, PA

August 24 – City Winery – Chicago, IL*

September 23 – Cultivate Festival – Port Hope, ON

October 13 – Simcoe Street Theatre – Collingwood, ON

October 14 – Imperial Theatre – Sarnia, ON

October 15 - Heartwood Concert Hall - Owen Sound, ON

October 19 – Studio @ Hamilton Place – Hamilton, ON

October 20 – National Arts Centre Studio – Ottawa, ON

October 21 - The Grad Club - Kingston, ON

October 22 - O Patro Vys – Montreal, QC

October 26 – Centre In The Square – Kitchener, ON

October 28 – Trinity St. Paul’s Church – Toronto, ON

November 1 - Good Will - Winnipeg, MB

November 3 - Festival Hall - Calgary, AB

November 4 - The Almanac - Edmonton, AB

November 5 – Communitea – Canmore, AB

November 6 - Flying Steamshovel - Rossland, BC

November 8 – Bozzinis - Chilliwack, BC

November 11 - Fox Cabaret - Vancouver, BC

November 16 – Bassment - Saskatoon, SK

 

+w/Sarah Jarosz

*w/Buffy Sainte-Marie

 

MORE PRAISE FOR HARD SETTLE, AIN’T TROUBLED

“a knack for taking huge, universal feelings and distilling them into simple, poignant moments” - Noisey

“a penchant for penning some of the most heartbreaking songs you’ll ever hear” - Winnipeg Free Press

“well crafted, beautiful” - CBC Music

“Woods makes memorable hooks and melodies out of heartbreak, jealousy, and loneliness… His talent truly shines on Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled, an album easy to love and hard to forget”- Quick Before It Melts