Garret K. Woodward

Garret K. Woodward

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2011

APRIL

Foo Fighters | Wasting Light Album Review - Contributing Writer: Garret K. Woodward

MARCH

Holding the Golden Ticket | Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble with moe. | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward ; Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Winter Carnival 2011 | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward; Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Garret’s Winter Survival Pack | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

FEBRUARY

LONG WAY TO CLIMB | Interview with The Bridge | Contributing Writer: Garret K. Woodward

JANUARY

Maintaining the Focus | White Pines Interview | Contributing Writer: Garret K. Woodward

Our Own Worst Enemies | Animals Interview | Contributing Writer: Garret K. Woodward

Bell-Bottoms and Wigs | Roadside Mystic | Contributing Writer: Garret K. Woodward

It’s Not Over | Interview With FOGHAT | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

2010

DECEMBER

Fall Review – Phish, Umphrey’s and EOTO | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

The Infamous Stringdusters | Trampled by Turles | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

NOVEMBER

The New Deal | Interview with Darren Shearer | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

OCTOBER

As The Crowe Flies | Interview with Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Welcome to Squid City | Squid City | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Beancans, Tornadoes and Voodoo Boogie | Interview with DIRTFOOT | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woordward

Shoot for the Moon| Interview with Peter Prince | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

SEPTEMBER

Capital Zen | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Backwoods Pondfest Preview | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

AUGUST

Musical Risk | An Interview with Jason Hann of EOTO | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Gathering of the Vibes 2010 | Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward ; Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

JULY

Preview the Vibes | Gathering of the Vibes 2010 Festival Preview | Contributing Writer: Garret K. Woodward

“Documenting Nateva Just As” | 2010 Nateva Music Festival | Contributing Writer: Garret K. Woodward

JUNE

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals | “State of Grace”  | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

MAY

Pearl Jam | XL Center – Hartford, Connecticut |May 15, 2010 | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward , Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Blues and Lasers | Interview with Scott Tournet | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

APRIL

Flaming Lips New York | The Flaming Lips – Ithaca, NY | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Green Mountain State of Mind | Apr. 10 – Scott Tournet / Joshua Panda with Ian Thomas Band (Nectar’s – Burlington, VT) ; Apr. 11 – Sam Amidon (Hooker-Dunham Theater – Brattleboro, VT) | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Drive-By at House of Blues | Drive-By Truckers Concert Review | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Bluegrass Behind Bars | Hot Day At The Zoo in a Vermont Prison | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

David Hasselhoff On Acid | Interview with bassist Erich Thomas | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Soul Singer Sexton Stops Sugarcoating | Interview with Martin Sexton | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

MARCH

Snoe.Down 2010 PART 2 – The Story |FESTIVAL REVIEW | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Snoe.Down 2010 PART 1 – The Story | FESTIVAL REVIEW | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

U-Melt’s “Perfect World” | Album Review | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Melvin Seals & JGB | Concert Review | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Dead Confederate w/ Futurebirds  The Jinx | Concert Review | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Writer : Mackenzie Simkins

Jamie McLean Band – [pay what you want] New Album – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Spose It’s Worth A Mention – Spose – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward RUHA – Blog Update – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Going FURTHUR in New York - Barton Hall Performance Review – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

JAPHY RYDER INTERVIEW – Interview with Patrick Ormiston – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

FEBRUARY

SARANAC LAKE WINTER CARNIVAL – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

White PinesInterview with Joseph Scott - Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

A Lucid InterviewInterview - Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

GREYSPOKEInterview – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

JANUARY

Hot Day at the Zoo - Zoograss - Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

“is” – The Art of the Present Tense – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

That Toga Band - Air Play – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Black Joe Lewis and the HoneybearsTell Em’ What Your Name Is! – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

Brian HaasPETTING SOUNDS – Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward

2009

Rothbury v Rothbury | Round 2 – ROTHBURY Music Festival – Rothbury, MI – (a)

Wakarusa 2009 Festival Review – Ozark, AR (a)

Garret K. Woodward

Bio

Growing up on the shores of Lake Champlain, Garret spent his childhood listening to vinyl records (Blood Sweat & Tears, The Beatles, Chicago, Steppenwolf, The Young Rascals, The Chambers Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, The Clancy Brothers, etc) passed down from his ‘60s flower child mother in an old farmhouse on the New York/Quebec border, just a stones throw from the Adirondack Mountains. Handed a copy of the Grateful Dead’s “Skeletons In The Closet” and Phish’s “Rift” at the age of 10, he soon found his true passion in life- music. From there, the usual evolution of listening to The Allman Brothers, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin took its course. But, it was his first music festival, Strangefolk’s “Garden of Eden” in 2001, which truly opened the floodgates of what would later amount to a career in music journalism. Spending every cent he earned throughout high school at the now-defunct Peacock Records in Plattsburgh (New York), Garret quickly delved into the works of Miles Davis, The Cure, AFI (the early stuff), John Coltrane, Primus, The Association, Fugazi, The Band, Jane’s Addiction, and whatever he hadn’t tracked down from the Grateful Dead and Phish. Majoring in journalism at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, an obsession to see as many live shows as possible was born. Venturing up and down the eastern seaboard, Garret traveled far and wide to watch Ratdog, Assembly of Dust, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Phish (“It” and the muddy “Coventry”), and who ever else caught his eye over the next four years. A spontaneous trip (while reading Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road”) to Bonnaroo 2005 resulted in an epiphany of someday becoming a writer. It was during this time when he accepted an internship at State of Mind Music Magazine in Burlington, Vermont. His work there evolved into a staff writer position, which he still holds to this day. The path of music journalist had begun. Graduating in 2007 with a B.A in Journalism and a B.A. in History, he took a job as an arts and entertainment reporter for the Teton Valley News in Driggs, Idaho. It was here he received the 2009 Idaho Press Club Award (1st Place – Best Light Feature) for “Chasing the American Dream of Breakfast”. Covering concerts and events across Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, Garret eventually crossed paths with renowned music photographer Andrew Wyatt while playing a game of horseshoes behind a dive bar in the Teton Mountain Range. An unbreakable bond was immediately formed over endless beers and excited chatter of hopes and dreams in a sometimes unforgiving industry. After leaving Idaho, Garret headed back to Upstate New York to pursue freelance music writing. Since then, he has written for such fine publications as Roving Festival Writer, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Press-Republican, Fourth Coast Entertainment Magazine, JamBands.com, GlideMagazine.com, Valley Citizen, and Planet Jackson Hole among others. Continually searching for the next great sound, Garret has attended and written about innumerable festivals- Burning Man, Gathering of the Vibes, Mile High Festival, Outside Lands, Wakarusa, Rothbury, Festivus for the Restivus, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Strange Creek Campout, Love Your Mother Earth Festival, and Jackson Hole Music Festival. He currently resides in Plattsburgh, writing features, conducting interviews, and awaiting the upcoming festival season. Notable Interviews:

  • Tommy Ramone (The Ramones)
  • Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead)
  • Luther Dickinson (The Black Crowes / North Mississippi Allstars)
  • Peter Rowan (Old & In The Way / Peter Rowan & Crucial Reggae)
  • Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead)
  • Mike Gordon (Phish)
  • Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident)
  • Eric Burdon (The Animals)
  • Les Claypool (Primus / Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade)
  • Al Schnier (moe.)
  • Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes)
  • Grace Potter (Grace Potter and The Nocturnals)
  • Kaki King
  • Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident / EOTO)
  • Ben Harper (Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals / Relentless7)
  • Nels Cline (Wilco)
  • Jimmy Cobb (Miles Davis / John Coltrane)
  • Peter Prince (Moon Boot Lover)
  • Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon / Great American Taxi)
  • Reid Genauer (Strangefolk / Assembly of Dust)
  • Brantley Senn (Dead Confederate)
  • Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey)
  • Roger Earl (Foghat)
  • Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident / EOTO)
  • Half-Pint
  • Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds)
  • David Nelson (New Riders of the Purple Sage)
  • Scott Tournet (Grace Potter and The Nocturnals / Blues and Lasers)