Alexa Woodward | An Early Dream

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An Early Dream

by Alexa Woodward

Urban banjo.
Genre: Folk: Urban Folk
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1. Songbird
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2. Mary
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3. Swallow
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4. Snapping Turtle
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5. Scrape the Sky
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6. Mr. Flink
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7. Eleanor
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8. An Early Dream
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9. Through the Night
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10. Moving On
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This simple, self-released album was recorded in the Penington Friends House in New York City. Unmastered and recorded live, it is a minimalist expression of songs inspired by early years in the Bible belt and seedy adventures in the Northeast.

Lufthansa airlines featured the song "Scrape the Sky" on its inter-continental Americana program in 2008.

With songs that have been likened to the music of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Jean Ritchie, Alexa's music is a combination of her southern roots and her life in New York. Her banjo aches out hopeful refrains, melancholy and bright, and her lyrics are layered with a love of Dostoevsky, Milan Kundera, and all the dark and wayward characters along the way. It's a perfect album for rainy days, drinking tea, packing your apartment, leaving things behind, walking in the fall, and wandering.

All purchases starting October 2008 are going directly to funding the recording of her new album SPECK, to be released in spring 2009.


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Chelsea

I don't use superlatives lightly...
This music, these songs, revolve and evolve- speaking to me in new ways in different seasons. Alexa's lyrics are poignant, weaving words into real stories. Her banjo-sounds so aptly convey the feelings commensurate with the lyrics and vocal sounds of each song. And, simply put, I just love the cadence and the soul behind this woman's voice.

Brenda

I Love this cd....
I am so glad I gave this a try ....it is a lovely, dreamy "Billie Holiday" doing folk with a banjo kind of sound ...It's perfect.

Lindsey Verrill

beautiful.
I have had the distinct pleasure of hearing Alexa sing and play the banjo directly into my happy ears. She makes seriously good music and is really really cool too!

Heather Ostberg

Bound By the Banjo
I just absolutely adore the music that flows from Alexa's fingers. I find these songs sing to me even after I've left the comfort of my headphones. The sweet melodies of her banjo put a hop and skip into my day and her voice paints wounderous landscapes on the canvas of my life. I don't recommend it I require it.

Heather Ostberg

Bound By the Banjo
I absolutely adore the music that flows from Alexa's fingers. I find that even as I journey away from the comfort of my headphones, her songs continue to sing sweetly in my head. I am bound by the sweet melodies of her banjo and lulled by the soft harmonies of her elequent voice. I don't merely recommend it, but I would go as far as to require it!

johann wagner

beautiful music
Alexa is wonderful writer....Everything about her music is beautiful. I kept her songs in my coat pocket for months.

Melina

Buy this cd...
...but only if you enjoy intelligent, creative lyrics articulated by one of the most beautiful voices you've had the pleasure to tune your ears to. Thank you for recording this Alexa!