DONOVAN WOODS GOES “WAY WAY BACK” ON NEW SINGLE

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 JUNO AWARD AND CCMA AWARD WINNING ARTIST ON TOUR NOW WITH RUSTON KELLY 

NEW ALBUM, THE OTHER WAY, OUT NOW VIA MEANT WELL

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Armed with “a knack for slice-of-life storytelling” (Rolling Stone), Donovan Woods shares the new song titled “Way Way Back", available everywhere today. Woods’ songs have been praised by NPR, FADER, Rolling Stone, Billboard, American Songwriter, and now, he teams up with producer Todd Clark (Phillip Phillips, Noah Kahan, Dua Lipa) on the new track.

Written entirely by Woods, “Way Way Back” juxtaposes love — both new and familiar — and the peculiar space it occupies in one’s mind. Woods dives into the internal, emotional conflict individuals face when rekindling an old flame. Recorded in Nashville’s Mt. Eden Studios and produced by Clark, who also lends his musicianship on the keyboard, guitar, and vocals. The ambient track also features Woods’ guitar-picking, accompanied by the mellow percussion of Jerry Roe (Rodney Crowell, EmmyLou Harris, Luke Combs) on drums. 

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“My partner said something once about the idea when people get back together with past romantic partners," says Woods. “You always go as far as you’ve gone. If you slept together back then, you’d sleep together again. I thought it was a funny thought, and definitely true. But, it's not something I’d ever heard anyone say out loud. So, I took that idea and explored the peculiar space that old sexual partners seem to occupy in everyone’s mind. It can be hard to escape the comfort and nostalgia that memory lane offers, and that’s what Way Way Back is about. The whole song — production and arrangement — is indicative of this push and pull between the risky excitement of something new and the ease of something familiar.”

This marks the first release following Woods’ win for 2019 Roots Album of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) and 2019 JUNO Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year. 

Woods is currently on the road will with Ruston Kelly throughout the US and will return to Canada for a string of shows at the end of the year. Full dates can be found below. For tickets and more information, visit donovanwoods.net.

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PRAISE FOR DONOVAN WOODS

“...a heartfelt hug” - NOW Toronto (On Both Ways)

“...a rugged, rocking alt-country romp, with Born in the U.S.A.-style stompers…”
- Exclaim! (On Both Ways)

“He’s got a knack for slice-of-life storytelling that blends heartache and hooks.” – Rolling Stone

 “…soulful passion, studied craftsmanship.” - American Songwriter

 “His songs are worth a million bucks.” – WXPN/NPR

DONOVAN WOODS ON TOUR:
Sept. 18 | Songsbirds South | Chattanooga, TN *
Sept. 19 | Bijou Theatre | Knoxville, TN *
Sept. 20 | Terminal West | Atlanta, GA *
Sept. 21 | Pilgrimage Festival | Franklin, TN
Sept. 26 | Granada Theater | Dallas, TX *
Sept. 27 | White Oak Music Hall | Houston, TX *
Sept. 28 | Scoot Inn | Austin, TX *
Oct. 1-2 | Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA *
Oct. 3 | The Independent | San Francisco, CA *
Oct. 4 | Wonder Ballroom | Portland, OR *
Oct. 5 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA *
Oct. 7 | The State Room | Salt Lake City, UT *
Oct. 8 | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO *
Oct. 10 | Wooly’s | Des Moines, IA *
Oct. 11 | Fine Line Music Cafe | Minneapolis, MN *
Oct. 12 |High Noon Saloon | Madison, WI *
Oct. 16 | Blueberry Hill | St. Louis, MO *
Oct. 18 | Mercury Ballroom | Louisville, KY *
Oct. 19 | A&R Music Bar | Columbus, OH *
Oct. 20 |The Shelter | Detroit, MI *
Oct. 24 | Bowery Ballroom | New York City, NY *
Oct. 25 | Brighton Music Hall | Boston, MA *
Oct. 26 | U Street Music Hall | Washington, DC *
Oct. 27 | World Cafe | Philadelphia, PA *
Oct. 30 | Richmond Music Hall | Richmond, VA *
Oct. 31 | House of Blues | Cleveland, OH *
Nov. 1 | Thalia Hall | Chicago, IL *
Dec. 7 | Koerner Hall | Toronto, ON
Dec. 12 | Petit Campus | Montreal, QC
Dec. 13-14 | National Arts Centre | Ottawa, O
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* Supporting Ruston Kelly

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DONOVAN WOODS SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “GREAT ESCAPE”

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MORE TOUR DATES WITH RUSTON KELLY ADDED FOR FALL 2019

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“...a heartfelt hug” - NOW Toronto (On Both Ways)

“...a rugged, rocking alt-country romp, with Born in the U.S.A.-style stompers…”
- Exclaim! (On Both Ways)

“He’s got a knack for slice-of-life storytelling that blends heartache and hooks.” – Rolling Stone

“…soulful passion, studied craftsmanship.” - American Songwriter

“His songs are worth a million bucks.” – WXPN/NPR

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With the release of his latest album The Other Way, Donovan Woods’ momentum is unstoppable. Arranged and produced by Todd Lombardo (Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Niall Horan), The Other Way has already accrued over 300k streams since its May 3rd release and the acoustic re-release has topped iTunes’ Canada singer-songwriter chart, landed at #33 on iTunes’ US singer-songwriter chart, and earned praise from Rolling Stone.

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Serving as an acoustic re-imagining of his 2019 JUNO Award winning LP Both Ways (that respectively has over 15 million streams itself), The Other Way strips down Donovan’s expertly-written musical narratives to their nuanced, heartbreakingly real essences.

Donovan Woods will also join Ruston Kelly this fall for 20+ dates throughout the US. Keep your ear to the ground for more tour dates to be announced in the near future.

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DONOVAN WOODS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
July 6 - Hamilton, ON - The Arboretum
July 12 - Vermilion Crossing, BC - Kootenay Park Lodge
July 27 - Canso, NS - Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Aug. 24 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Amphitheatre, Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
Sept. 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Songsbirds South **
Sept. 19 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre **
Sept. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West **
Sept. 26 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater **
Sept. 27 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall **
Sept. 28 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn **
Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour **
Oct. 3 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent **
Oct. 4 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom **
Oct. 5 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern **
Oct. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room **
Oct. 8 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater **
Oct. 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s **
Oct. 12 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon **
Oct. 16 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill **
Oct. 18 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom **
Oct. 19 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar **
Oct. 20 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter **
Oct. 24 – New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom **
Oct. 25 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall **
Oct. 26 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall **

** Supporting Ruston Kelly

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DONOVAN WOODS REIMAGINES HIS AWARD-WINNING BOTH WAYS WITH ACOUSTIC COMPANION ALBUM

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On May 3, Donovan Woods will release The Other Way via Meant Well, stripping down his JUNO Award winning masterwork Both Ways (Contemporary Roots Album of the Year) to its acoustic essence.

The Other Way brims with inspired interpretations that are intimate yet startling in their urgency. For a producer, Donovan enlisted ace guitarist Todd Lombardo, who recently played most of the guitar work on Kacey Musgraves’ GRAMMY winning juggernaut Golden Hour. Donovan gave Todd artistic license not only to change the chords and song structures but to overhaul the arrangements.

Today, Donovan shares the reimagined version of “Truck Full Of Money”, one of the most dramatically reimagined cuts off The Other Way. Rolling Stone says of the track, “In its original form, ‘Truck Full of Money’ was almost a study in contrasts — it married dramatic, sweeping production to Toronto-based Woods’ meditation on the frequently lonely, unhealthy aspects of a touring musician’s life and the yawning gaps that exist between the few minutes of glory on stage. His new acoustic rendition is slowed down, with 12-string guitar replicating the soaring string melody from the original and mandolin providing some subtle rhythmic counterpoint to Woods’ vocal melodies."

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Tenille Townes, a rising country star signed to Columbia Nashville, also joins Donovan on The Other Way via the tender duet “I Ain’t Ever Loved No One”, their voices entwining like a flip side to Tammy Wynette and George Jones.

“It’s always been an interesting idea to me, especially when you’re an artist like me who inherently disappoints some people anytime your sound gets bigger,” Donovan explains. “But a really good song is a good song in any arrangement. It’s like a beautiful hardwood floor. You can put any furniture in there, and it’s going to look good.”

The Other Way comes on the heels of Donovan’s first JUNO Award win; the release of “Go to Her”, his first song of 2019, which The Fader called a “heart-wrenching story of being away from a loved one”, and his five-part Live At Southern Ground Studios video series, which American Songwriter said “captures Woods’ soulful passion, studied craftsmanship.”

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THE OTHER WAY TRACKLIST
01 Good Lover
02 Another Way
03 Burn That Bridge
04 Truck Full Of Money
05 Our Friend Bobby
06 I Ain’t Ever Loved No One (feat. Tenille Townes)
07 I Live A Little Lie
08 Easy Street
09 I Don’t Belong To You
10 Read About Memory
11 Great Escape

PERFORMANCE DATES
Jul 6 - Hamilton, ON - The Arboretum
Jul 12 - Vermillion Crossing, BC - Kootenay Park Lodge
Jul 27 - Canso, NS - Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Aug 24 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Jackson-Triggs Niagara Amphiteatre

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