John T. Woodall

John T. Woodall

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My music is soulful, bluesy, mainstream, and a little different all at the same time. My band is energetic, versatile, and fun to watch. I feel the music, and I get into it , and that helps to bring an audience into the songs. I have a nice mix of my music and other popular music.

Biography

Where to start? I have been singing all my life. There is nothing more rewarding to me then to sing in front of an audience be it 100 or 100,000. I fell in love with blues/folk-rock/and soul in college. I began listening to Eric Clapton, Keb Mo, B.B. King, John Mayer, Johnny Lang, and many others that inspired me to think outside the box. granted many of my songs are mainstream too, but I think what differentiates me from some other people is versatility. I have some songs that sound different like new age blues or something but I don't try to put it back in the box to fit a description. I believe that is what separates the path makers from the path followers. I listen to artists from John Prine to Tracey Chapmen to Pavarotti. I love power in music whether it is the power of the lyric or it is simply the power of the instrument. I want to be moved and I know audiences want to be moved too. I have about 200 songs that I have written but I have hundreds more that didn't make the cut or were songs written at an early age that I thought were good but needed better roots. I always want to challenge myself to be better. I want to be a better singer, a better writer, a better player. I think you can always learn if you can humble yourself.
I went to school for Vocal Performance at Appalachian State University and I won many awards and scholarships in voice. I also played my songs at any bar or club that would have me. I then moved to New York City for several years and went to school for film and television at the NYU School for Film and TV.
I played the NYU scene which included CBGB's, The Elbow Room, The Bitter End and many other little venues there in the downtown/village area. I was on Saturday Night at the Apollo, and I played many other venues as well.
I then moved to Nashville TN and started working on crafting songs. I got to play at the Blue Bird Cafe, and the Gibson Bluegrass Showcase Room, and other well know venues in the Nashville area.
I now reside in the beautiful mountains of TN and thanks to the internet can live in a peaceful area like this and travel around all over the country and perform. My band is a group of good ole boys who have hearts as big as you can find and talents that bring crowds to their feet. Colonel Ben Bradford is my fearless manager and keyboard player and he keeps everything in line for me. I have a great group that I can also say are friends, which is hard in this business sometimes. Basically....in a nut shell.....I love to play music. I eat, drink, sleep, and breathe it everyday. it is what I live for.

Lyrics

How Far Would I Go?

Written By: John T. Woodall

How far would I go to show you that I love you?
I'd take the stars above you and write your name out in the sea.
I'd learn how to fly so I could perch outside your window, just to see your longing eyes long for only me.

How far would I go to show my adoration? I'd battle every nation and conquer them one by one.
Every breath I'd savor if I could taste the air you're breathing..It would satiate me so I could blow out the sun.

Instrumental solo

How far would I go to show you that I need you?
I'd stand in front of Peter outside of heaven's gate. Down on my knees I'd beg for one more lifetime with you, and if I had to choose between you and heaven I guess heaven would have to wait.

You and Me and The Road Makes Three

Written By: John T. Woodall

Lets take off tonight you and I for Vegas

follow the road where it might take us.

Leave this suburb life to go and chase the sun.

We’ll catch each and every falling star

Sing love songs on the hood of our car

Let them echo out across the Grand Canyon


It’s you and me and the road makes three and there ain’t
No place I’d rather be than out having fun not trying to prove

Anything. It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.

We’ll head on up to the Adirondacks

Take all we need in one small back pack

Wash our worries away in a mountain stream.

Next we’ll tear through New York City

We’ll paint that sleepless town so pretty

They won’t know what hit them til we’ve hit New Orleans


It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three and there ain’t

No place I’d rather be than out having fun not trying to prove

Anything. It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.


I want to look back and not regret where I have not been

I know you want to come with me.


In a few days we’ll be back in our driveway

You’ll be so happy that we hit the highway

You’ll soon be askin when can we do it again?

I’ll say today cause we’re not promised tomorrow

Then toss you my shades you’ve been dying to borrow

Yeah we’re hittin the road and chasin the sun again.


It’s you and me and the road makes three and there ain’t

No place I’d rather be than out having fun not trying to prove

Anything. It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.

Yeah it’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.

You and Me and The Road Makes Three

Written By: John T. Woodall

Lets take off tonight you and I for Vegas

follow the road where it might take us.

Leave this suburb life to go and chase the sun.

We’ll catch each and every falling star

Sing love songs on the hood of our car

Let them echo out across the Grand Canyon


It’s you and me and the road makes three and there ain’t

No place I’d rather be than out having fun not trying to prove

Anything. It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.

We’ll head on up to the Adirondacks

Take all we need in one small back pack

Wash our worries away in a mountain stream.

Next we’ll tear through New York City

We’ll paint that sleepless town so pretty

They won’t know what hit them til we’ve hit New Orleans


It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three and there ain’t

No place I’d rather be than out having fun not trying to prove

Anything. It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.


I want to look back and not regret where I have not been

I know you want to come with me.


In a few days we’ll be back in our driveway

You’ll be so happy that we hit the highway

You’ll soon be askin when can we do it again?

I’ll say today cause we’re not promised tomorrow

Then toss you my shades you’ve been dying to borrow

Yeah we’re hittin the road and chasin the sun again.


It’s you and me and the road makes three and there ain’t

No place I’d rather be than out having fun not trying to prove

Anything. It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.

Yeah it’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.

You and Me and the Road Makes Three

Written By: John T. Woodall

Lets take off tonight you and I for Vegas

follow the road where it might take us.

Leave this suburb life to go and chase the sun.

We’ll catch each and every falling star

Sing love songs on the hood of our car

Let them echo out across the Grand Canyon


It’s you and me and the road makes three and there ain’t

No place I’d rather be than out having fun not trying to prove

Anything. It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.

We’ll head on up to the Adirondacks

Take all we need in one small back pack

Wash our worries away in a mountain stream.

Next we’ll tear through New York City

We’ll paint that sleepless town so pretty

They won’t know what hit them til we’ve hit New Orleans


It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three and there ain’t

No place I’d rather be than out having fun not trying to prove

Anything. It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.


I want to look back and not regret where I have not been

I know you want to come with me.


In a few days we’ll be back in our driveway

You’ll be so happy that we hit the highway

You’ll soon be askin when can we do it again?

I’ll say today cause we’re not promised tomorrow

Then toss you my shades you’ve been dying to borrow

Yeah we’re hittin the road and chasin the sun again.


It’s you and me and the road makes three and there ain’t

No place I’d rather be than out having fun not trying to prove

Anything. It’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.

Yeah it’s You and Me and the Road Makes Three.

Discography

I have a song on iTunes and cdfreedom.com called "How Far Would I Go?". I have had radio play of many songs through the years , but mainly when stations had local artist spots.

Set List

Typically I will start with a Blues instrumental or an instrumental of some sort. Most of the time it is completely free style to give the band a chance to warm up the crowd and to let each person take a solo to let the audience know what they can expect.
Then we usually go straight into a blues original of some form or another. I try to balance the originals with the covers to have plenty of me time for my music and plenty of time for the songs that will be familiar to the audience. I typically play covers like:
Bell Bottom Blues-Clapton
Moondance-Van Morrison
Gravity- John Mayer
I Gotta Woman- Ray Charles

I will also cover random other writers like David Ford from England. I cover his "Train" song. It is a great writers piece.

I will do some popular songs too if the crowd is more into it like "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter or "No One"
by Alicia Keys.
I like to catch them off guard with songs. After you have played several songs in the same style it is always fun to see the