Joe Woodard (USA)
Josef Woodard is a longtime journalist-critic on jazz, other genres of music and other disciplines in the arts. Though based in Santa Barbara, Calif., her often travels internationally to cover jazz festivals. He has written for DownBeat and the Los Angeles Times for many years, and a list of publications include Jazz Times, Jazziz, Cadence, All About Jazz, Entertainment Weekly, Opera Now, Artweek, and various newspapers. He won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for stories in Jazz Times. He has penned many album liner notes, and has two books published, to date, on Charles Lloyd (A Wild Blatant Truth, 2016) and Charlie Haden (Conversations with Charlie Haden, 2017), published by Silman-James Press, as well as the chapter “ECM and U.S. Jazz,” for Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM (Granta) (2007).
Feature stories and music, film and art criticism for:
Los Angeles Times (1990-2015), Entertainment Weekly, Down Beat (1988-present), Santa Barbara Independent and Santa Barbara News-Press, Artweek, Musician, Rolling Stone, Option, Launch, Jazz Times (World Music column, “Spheres”), Jazziz (column, “Fission”), Jazz Hot (French magazine), High Performance, Visions, Santa Barbara Magazine, and others;1980 to present.
Biographies of Charles Lloyd (A Wild Blatant Truth, 2016) and Charlie Haden (Conversations with Charlie Haden, 2017), published by Silman-James Press.
Wrote the chapter “ECM and U.S. Jazz,” for Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM (Granta) (2007)
Biographical essay in art book on Symeon Shimin (Mercury Press, 2019)
Running the independent “regional, eclectic” label, Household Ink Records. Recorded CDs with original groups Headless Household, flapping, Flapping, Dudley, Lean-To and other projects. Composed musical for the original musical, Turnip Family Secrets.
Jumpspace (Discovery), 1983; guitarist-songwriter
Headless Household (all albums on Household Ink), guitarist-songwriter
Headless Household, 1987, vinyl
Inside/Outside USA, 1993
Free Associations, 1998
Blur Joan, 2006
Basemento, 2010 (double album)
flapping, Flapping, FLAPPING, TEX (Household Ink), 1995; guitarist, songwriter, vocalist
Montgomery Street, (Household Ink), 1996
Joe Woodard, Between (Household Ink), 2002; singer-songwriter, guitarist
Dudley, Public Nudism, 1994; guitarist
Are Our Oars Out? (Household Ink), 1995; guitarist
doin’ jack (Household Ink), 1998; guitarist
Lean-To, Malarchitecture (Household Ink), 1998; guitarist-composer
Steal Big, Steal Little Soundtrack, 1995; guitarist
Flora Purim, Speed of Light (B+W), 1995; guitarist on "O Canto Da Sereia"
Various concerts with Headless Household, including as part of the Olympic Arts Festival, 1984, and 20 concerts at the Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara starting in 1990, and at Alligator Lounge in Santa Monica in July, 1995, Knitting Factory in Hollywood, 2003
Work with assorted groups, including Lucinda Lane, Lean-To, Dudley, flapping, Flapping, FLAPPING, Cutting Room, and the Avant Gardeners
Improvising guitar soloist on Paul Lansky's Dancetracks, part of the Ensemble for Contemporary Music concert at UCSB, November 7, 1995
Performed the improvised original piece “Guitarchitecture” at Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, as part of “End of Standard Time” three-person performance, 1994
Improvised performance at Contemporary Arts Forum, with guitarist Ted Killian and percussionist John Bergamo, April, 1994