CANADIAN TOUR AND FESTIVAL DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK
"There are very few writers who can make you laugh and break your heart in the same song." - NPR Music
“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
“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!
“a knack for taking huge, universal feelings and distilling them into simple, poignant moments” - Noisey
"Everyone has their favorites, but this guy should be everyone's favorite right now because he sounds like Donovan Woods and not like everyone else and writes to beat the devil..." - No Depression
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Today, acclaimed songwriter Donovan Woods is sharing his new single, "All Mine". The song first appeared this past Sunday via the Strombo Show on CBC. “All Mine” is now is available now worldwide through iTunes, Spotify, and all other digital platforms.
In "All Mine", Woods discovers the elusive silver lining - that beautiful moment when you realize you've broken free of someone else's expectations. However, the optimistic single represents more than a new perspective for the musician. It breaks the familiar acoustic guitar with a layered production, yet it's unmistakably a Donovan Woods song - eloquent, disarmingly honest, and rich in details.
"'All Mine' is about the feeling of suddenly emerging from something that's been weighing you down," Woods explained. "Sometimes it's that first day of good health after an illness, sometimes it's after a breakup, sometimes it's just the first day of spring. I think one of the only purely good human feelings is relief - When something difficult ends or when something bad could have happened but didn't. That feeling is what I'm trying to capture here, that moment of realization that time is on your side again. You dodged a bullet and for a moment you feel free, clear-eyed, and ready to turn that passing hardship into something beautiful."
With more than 14.5 million streams on Spotify, Woods' compositions have been lauded as "an emotional wallop" from Billboard and "a very simple beauty" by Entertainment Weekly. This last year, Woods was nominated for a 2017 JUNO Award for Songwriter Of The Year.
Recently, Woods was nominated for MusicRow Awards Song of the Year for “Leaving Nashville”. Recorded by Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum) for his solo release, The New York Times and Rolling Stone hailed “Leaving Nashville” as “a beautiful song” and “stark, stunning ballad.” Woods’ version of the song is included on his 2016 Polaris Music Prize Listed album Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled.
Woods is signed with Warner Chappell Music and has also penned songs for Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, and Charlie Worsham.
DONOVAN WOODS TOUR DATES
Jun 16 - Montreal, QC - Montreal Folk On The Canal Festival
Jul 7 - Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON - Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre
Jul 10 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
Jul 14 - Campbellford, ON - Westben Arts Festival Theatre
Jul 27-30 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival
Aug 11 - Kingston, ON - Wolfe Island Music Festival
Aug 19 - Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Folk Festival
Aug 30 & 31 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (supporting k.d. lang)
Sep 9 - Hamilton, ON - Supercrawl Festival