For The Sender Signing March 7th at Iconoclast Books

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Join author Alex Woodard on Friday, March 7th, between 5-7pm at the amazing Iconoclast Books and Cafe on Sun Valley Road in Idaho. Alex will be performing some of the music from his latest release, For the Sender Love Is (Not A Feeling), answering your questions, signing copies in store and reading from the book Billboard recently referred to as ” one of year’s most touching and unique releases”. This event will also play host to the beautiful work of photographer Caroline Woodham. We hope to see you there!

Today We’re Watching The Storm Come In

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Today we’re watching the storm come in. That little angel with the broken wing on the table was here when I moved in over 10 years ago, but I think she’s been here a lot longer than that. Sometimes it seems like she’s watching over the place.

You can’t really tell, but the ocean is just past those trees and we’re close enough to feel the spray coming off the building swell. They’re calling for possible typhoons and it already looks like victory at sea out there, with the bigger waves slamming up against the bluff.

Some trees are losing their weaker branches to the wind, dead limbs that have long since stopped helping the trees grow. I guess storms have a way of stripping away what trees don’t need.

Our own storms do the same thing.

But they’re still storms.

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Singer-songwriter and author Alex Woodard has toured nationally behind five critically-acclaimed albums and shared the stage with some of today’s most popular acts. Alex Woodard was letting go of his best friend, a Labrador named Kona, and most of his dreams when he received a letter that would change the course of his life. What began as a song about that letter evolved into a book and album package about real-life letters, featuring Grammy-winning artists and a live show that sold out every performance and inspired thousands in its first few months. Joining a family of prominent musicians, Alex created “For The Sender,” which features his story of release and redemption.

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Alex on Last FM

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The critically acclaimed work, known as “For The Sender” was first introduced by Woodard in 2012 with “For The Sender: Four Letters. Twelve Songs. One Story“. The followup once again features songs inspired by a beautiful letter Woodard once received and the woman who sent it to him – with his own story of release and redemption woven throughout the songs. Moreover, “Love Is (Not A Feeling)” expands upon the initial concept – putting on display Woodard’s own triumphs and struggles along with those of five others – “whose letters and stories of ‘love as an action’ inspired thirteen songs“.

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Alex Guest Blogs on American Songwriter


I used to take the subway downtown to work every morning when I lived in a little loft apartment a few steps away from Fenway Park in Boston. As I watched people getting on the train at each stop, I’d dream of writing songs, making a difference, maybe not being so alone. Here I was in this cramped space with all these people, still alone.

Sometimes I’d wonder what these people’s lives looked like: what they were going home to, if they were frustrated or happy or alive, or just getting by; if they were living ordinary lives, or doing something extraordinary. Back then I thought there was a difference.

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Alex on Perezitos

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One day, musician and author Alex Woodard received a letter from the mother of one of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting victims, Jesse Lewis.

The mother Scarlett Lewis’ letter was so inspiring that the musician penned 13 songs about the mother’s experience of the loss of her child plus tales of other people with similar stories of tragic loss.

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Alex on Listen to “Celebration” Here

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Scarlett Lewis suffered every parent’s nightmare when a gunman opened fire on a December morning in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing her six-year-old son, Jesse, and 19 other children. Now, months later, a San Diego-based musician is helping her celebrate Jesse’s short life with three new ballads.

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I Didn’t Think He Was Going To Show Up

I didn’t think he was going to show up. He’d had a couple seizures that morning so I thought it would just be me, his son Graham, and my band in the living room, recording the song we wrote for him.

So I opened the front door and Graham came in with his two beautiful sisters.

And despite a hell of a morning, in came Loren.

He wasn’t sure how he was going to handle hearing the song, so he stayed off to the side when we started recording, back in the shadows. Between takes he moved to the couch and sat with his daughters, watching his son chase down a dream, and I felt like I was part of this special, sacred window of time that was slowly closing.

Not long ago, that window closed.

But another one opened.

Please read Hannah’s beautiful tribute that I’m sharing, watch the video, and if you can make it out this Friday night, we’ll be doing a show to honor Loren and playing the song in the video with Graham. Details are at

RIP Loren Nancarrow.

Your family is doing you proud.

PBS Special With Dr. Wayne Dyer

In his newest public television special, which will begin airing nationwide in early March 2014, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer employs an intimate conversational format to reveal many of the private challenges behind his public success. He also describes the five key principles for seeing clearly now, which have guided him through all his important life choices, and which are available to you as well. These five principles—willingness, determination, fearlessness, compassion, and love—make up the rungs of a sacred ladder that can bring us all closer to our most sacred self.

Three of Dr. Dyer’s daughters—Saje, Serena, and Skye—as well as musician Alex Woodard contribute stories and song, and the appearance of these very special guests adds extra warmth and humor to the program. The result is a most beautiful and memorable experience, with ideas that you can incorporate immediately into your own life!

“There are no wrong roads taken to anywhere; there are no accidents. As we go along there are course corrections that we can make, and every experience that we have in our life is there to teach us something . . .” — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer