3 years in the making. 8 stirring songs. 8000 dollars.
1 wordsmith, who goes by 1 letter. Made possible by your love.
RISE: A DEBUT ALBUM
” C Wood is one of those rare musicians who match in equal parts the size of his heart with the power of his voice. His lyrical content is intelligent while his musicality is soul inspiring and infectious. A perfect sonic mix between folk and electronic music”
Alixa Garcia, Climbing PoeTree
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE[Portland OR] On November 5th 2017 one year exactly after launching a successful kickstarter campaign on the same date, C released his Debut Album Rise, a rousing call to heal our past, personally and collectively, to become the change we wish to see. Sharing his own shadow experiences, C’s rich soulful tones, stirring lyrics, and resonate compositions connects listeners easily to their own emotions and stories be they of rupture or rapture, noting both often come together and certainly are intertwined.
C urges making amends with “all our ghosts” in the album’s first track Family Affair recalling the “broken cradle” of discord that caused fear and self awareness for him and his five siblings growing up. C’s haunting voice, unapologetic articulation of this pain and growth, infused with understanding and solid smooth melody itself beckons transformation to happen.
In Spark Up The Fire C shares his tenacity to keep his “heart warm and soft” after being sexually violated as a child by a neighbor, his near death experience, and disintegration of an intensely impassioned relationship all which spurred him to wrestle with his demons, and urges other to join him, to “light up the dark”.
The soft exuberant rhythmic buoyancy of Light Tree with call and return harmonies shifts a sad story into acceptance and transcendence.
Lilting Imaginal as its name implies, is a farewell to appearances of what is true or “real” creating our own pain and choosing instead to live and create anew with gratitude and imagination.
The title track Rise starts simply with acoustic guitar; the song morphs and builds into sophisticated tones, harmonies with lyrical wisdom mindful of the human condition; it inspires us “to be like the lotus reaching for the sky, from the muck we grow…”
Let Go, coaxes us to ponder “who are we without our heavy load” in cadenced and measured musical reflections with delightful harmonies that creates a lightness of being.
His song If is inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s timeless poem bearing the same name, reminds and empowers listeners to tools and skills it takes to “be the one you’ve been waiting for” and the rewards of so being.
C ends his album with Home, a heartening, upbeat, sweet-sounding refrain of being lost and found; Home being the return to Self.
Healing childhood violations, confronting life illusions and adult limitations,Wood’s Debut Album Rise Is a timely offering, full of relatable personal stories surrounded in sensuous sites and sounds, a sure cure for hurt hearts.
Produced by Just Pretend Records at “Nashvilla” – the home of Diane & Ted Nash – Wynantskill, NY.