D.D. Wood | Songs for the Red King

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Songs for the Red King

by D.D. Wood

A beautifully melodic pop-folk album. D.D. Wood's voice is warm and lovely while carrying a haunting sadness that seems to carry the weight of the world.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Baby You Really Gotta Know
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2. Feels Like a Good Day
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3. You're Too Hard On My Heart
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4. California
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5. Easy
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6. Holding On
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7. When August Is Gone
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes


I was 19 when I began to raise a family with another musician. We were both on our way: Joe Wood, my husband, on Atlantic Records with his band T.S.O.L., and myself just signed to a six-figure deal on Disney’s Hollywood Records.

We had two small children; we took turns watching the babies as we toured the United States with our bands. We both had glowing reviews in Rolling Stone magazine and the Los Angeles times swore we would be the next Grammy winning couple, bragging about our creative union: We thought that nothing could stand in the way of our passion for each other, our family, and our music.

When you are young, nothing seems insurmountable. But, as time passed, Joe struggle with substance abuse and I struggled with leaving my children behind in an unsure environment.

I left my deal with Hollywood Records, I gave up a second deal with Zoo Records, my first album faded away from air play and the new music I had created at Leon Russell’s studio, sat on the shelves waiting for a time that I might be able to show it off to the world and perform again.

My marriage with Joe ended in 2001 and I knew what I had to do. I went back to school to receive my Master’s degree, and later my National Board Certification, and spent the last ten years of my life taking care of my children.

I began to write books, a creative occupation that wouldn’t take me far from home, and every once in awhile, would perform my music live at venues across California, opening for Chris Isaak, The Texas Tornadoes, Chris LeDoux, Roseanne Cash, and Chet Atkins.

It really felt like enough until Raymond McGlamery from Dare Music Group and Mark Lambert from Lambert Music Group, two of my long time music business friends, called me within the same week and asked me, “What the heck are you doing? Why aren’t you performing anymore? Your songs are amazing and you need to be back in the limelight.”

I thought about it for a week, knowing that going back into the music business full-time was a big life-changing step. But Joe was no longer a concern, my two children were grown; one living out on her own, the other already an established musician and producer and I thought, “Yes, I am ready for a second go.”

I emailed my agent, Anna Webman, at Curtis Brown Ltd. and asked what she thought about me writing books AND music and was happy to find that she was behind it all the way.

The music came easily, it felt right, and I knew, working in the studio with my own son, Dylan Wood, producing, and my writing partner, Darryl Mitchell, that I was back where I belong.


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Haley Fenninger

Pure Talent
This cd has such an amazing, and unique sound. I have never heard such a great album that was folk, the songs are beautifully crafted, clean, and I could listen to them over and over. My favorite would have to be "You're too Hard on my Heart" I could never get sick of hearing that song, it's so great. Keep up the great work D.D. !

layne graham

i like your music
I'm not really a fan of folk music but i like the way you play all the different instruments and the fast up beat tone! The band is really cool and has good lyrics.

Robert Worrall

Pure Delight
This Album, Songs For The Red King, is filled with the pain of life and the virtues of love. Your songs describe the essence of feelings in one's inner most heart. The songs show more then a meaning of love or loneliness they show true artistry in its finest. When songs are sung through the open pain or from the soul its contrast is meaningful to the ears of the listener. Thank you for your songs they mean so much to me. I enjoyed listening to your muse and I commend you for your workings.

Gabby Mendez

amazing melody
all the songs are absolutely fantastic ! the melody and sound is different, i'm not a musician but all the beats were very sharp and they flowed which some songs lack. i think the whole album is very well put together ! my favorite song was "feels like a good day" it has a very happy and positive feeling to it. i really enjoyed listening.

Deyonna Bassue

great album!
Such a fantastic cd. Can be played anytime, anywhere. Filled with many repeatable songs! Absolutely love this.

Alec Wigginton

A unique feeling
Incredible album, really enjoyed listening to it. I have never really given folk music a chance until now, but I would say this album is filled with a lot of great songs, each one unique and beautiful in their own way. The style of guitar was really nice, and allowed it to create a nice blend with the vocals.

Carol Gutierrez

Pure awesomeness.
This album is one of those albums that I could listen to everyday and not get sick of it. The lyrics are so great and the singing is amazing. I love all of the songs so much! They make me feel all of the feels. So glad I'm able to have this on my iPod, I will be sharing it with everybody I know :D

Jalyn El-amin-Young

I love this CD
Hey , ill be in your class this year (: and i can't wait. I love this whole album, you also have an AMAZING VOICE but my absolute favorite is "Feels Like a Good day" !

Audrey Dominguez

Unique Sound
This album is amazing and the music is definitely easy on the ears. The songs are very laid back and cheery but nothing of what I had expected. The lyrics are very relatable and uplifting. My personal favorite would be, "Feels like a Good Day." I would reccomend this album to anyone, even if folk music isn't what they are particularly interested in. I learned to enjoy the good music!

tristin chamberlain

music
i like the song feels like a good day it was upbeat and had a good meaning to it. it is a very uplifting song in my eyes and i enjoy listening to it.
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