Donovan Woods & the Opposition

Sat. March 23, 2019

8 p.m.

Bella Concert Hall

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Donovan Woods’ new album is a study in contrasts, as one would expect from its name: Both Ways. That push-and-pull, especially in relationships, has long been Woods’ stock in trade. Woods has the rare ability to distill complicated situations and emotions into songs that are intriguing and relatable; beautiful songs built on strong, lyrical stories. NPR Music stated, "There are very few writers who can make you laugh and break your heart in the same song.” No Depression noted that Woods’ style is “as fresh and captivating as any out there.”

Woods weaves magic out of the most minimal of ingredients, delivering poignant, whispery vocals over spare guitar work to create haunting melodies and memorable musical vignettes. Woods’s reputation as a stellar songwriter is solid — his compositions enjoy vibrant lives beyond his own guitar and microphone and have been recorded by a bevy of artists, ranging from indie up-and-comers to bona fide stars like Tim McGraw, Charles Kelly, and Alan Doyle, and have also been featured in a number of television shows and major motion pictures.

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Katie Pruitt is the girl next door with a guitar in her lap writing songs in her bedroom until sunrise. Pruitt is a has-to-live-it-to-write-it kind of songwriter that achieves the kind of lyrical simplicity that even the best songwriters strive for. Her unique guitar picking accompanied by her very personal lyrics and truth-questioning spirit is a throwback to the classical sounds of Joni Mitchell, John Prine, and Brandi Carlile.

2018 has no plans for slowing Pruitt down. The successful release of her OurVinyl live session on YouTube has reached over 50K people in a short few months. Catch her playing Americana Festival in Nashville this September as well as on the road playing a show in your city.

Presented by Calgary Folk Musics Festival