Though it may not feel like San Diego is in the middle of winter, rest assured the holidays are coming, and you can warm your soul to the cozy coos of the For the Sender crew, back for a special holiday show at the Belly Up on Sunday, Dec. 14.
Singer-songwriter Alex Woodard got inspiration for the “For the Sender” series — for which he writes songs about and in response to letters he receives — from a fan who sent her own letter. “She said she felt like my songs were pieces of myself that I was putting out there in the world,” he told SoundDiego earlier this year, “and she wanted to give me a piece of herself in return. Along with it, she included a letter that she had written to her soulmate. [Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek and I] wrote a song about it called ‘For the Sender,’ about how this letter in particular was like a prayer. It was more for the sender than the receiver. That was kind of the genesis for the whole project.”

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