Craig Woodall

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I started playing guitar at age 11. Self taught, took lessons for about 1/2 a year.. Started my first band when I was 15, Narrow View. We released a five cassette. After high school I started a band called Two Weeks. Like Narrow View we played around Washington state. Then I joined Small. This was 1991. We got signed by Mysophobic Records. We released two full length CDs. The Finished One and Jinx. We played tons of shows and had a pretty big fan base. We just did a twenty five year reunion show and 2000 people came. After Small there were a couple other bands , Old Friendly, The Young, and I'm currently in a band called Mad Ruby. We have an all-star lineup with seasoned musicians. We are getting ready to record a full length album.....also im I the middle of recording my first full length solo album. Called "Dead String Days". It's a concept record that tells my life story. I wrote the music and lyrics to everysong and the album is gonna have lots and lots of special guests.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music to me isn't something I hear, it's something I feel, I crave, I can't imagine life without. It gives me the opportunity to say how I feel in a way that other people can relate . It gives me peace and happiness in a way I cannot explain.

What is your music dream?

My musical dream is to be able to make a living with my songs. To be able to write a song and have a couple thousand people sing along is a feeling that I need to keep working for. Like your first crack hit.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Releasing all the pattens that our government has a lock on for energy. It's a shame the way they only work for the top 1% when in fact we should be a democracy. What a f*cking joke.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Detroit Rock City

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Hank 3, Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Alice in Chains, Chris Thile, William Ackerman

What inspires you to make music?

Mostly heartbreak

What is the message you want to send with your music?

You are never alone, there is always someone with the same experiences.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

High

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I don't really listen to music that's new.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far it's a cool idea.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Being broke. Finding good singers.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, besides going to shows, throwing shows as well.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

If I knew I wouldn't be on here.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Old Friendly, The Young, Small, Narrow View