After the 2008 death of his beloved dog and the downfall of his record deal, Leucadia singer-songwriter Alex Woodard looked for a sign. He instead received a letter.

“When the record deal fell apart, everything else fell apart,” Woodard said. “You make a lot of sacrifices for this job. After 15 years, when you look at your hands and they still look kind of empty, it’s a pretty sobering feeling.”

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