Flying in the face of conventional (that is, major label) wisdom, Josh Woodward makes all of his music available for free download from his website. If you like it, you can always buy his songs on disc (which are beautifully designed and very inexpensive) or in FLAC format. We hope today’s Free MP3 of the Day will inspire you to grab a few and support his cause.
Of all the songs we’ve rolled since we discovered this Ohio-based singer/songwriter (who says he’s proudly representing the “419″), this tune from his 2006 disc Only Whispering is the one that keeps calling us back for another listen.
Featuring Woodward alone with just an acoustic guitar, “I’ll Be Right Behind You, Josephine,” reminds us of some of Paul Simon‘s best melodies from the Wednesday Morning…3AM years.
Lyrically, there are touches of Peter Himmelman and Peter Mulvey, delivered in a passionate yet slightly vulnerable voice. Extra credit for a nice, yet simple guitar solo and the line: “I’ll be right behind you, Josephine, even when my soul’s an amputee…”.
Woodward says that “without pressure to write music that sells, he writes energetic and passionate songs featuring vivid stories and dark humor.” We agree and hope you’ll go to his site, spend a few dollars and grab a few discs.
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