Lucy Woodward


LUCY WOODWARD releases Stories From The Dust. It is perhaps her most personal album yet, as crafted with GRAMMY Award-winning producer and co-writer David Garza (Fiona Apple, Gaby Moreno). The tracks and melodies pull you toward Lucy’s poignant insights of matters of the heart in the world’s fragile present.

David and Lucy spent several weeks in downtown LA writing these stories about women, the ones she grew up with – the fiercely independent and unconventional women who raised her – and those she merely observed from afar, whether in the sandbox or on the subway. Stories From The Dust features bass extraordinaire Tim Lefebvre and co-writer Larry Goldings. Inspired by Bill Withers and Nina Simone, she added inspiration from the deep rivers of Americana, blues, flamenco singing and the sounds of the female voices from Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66.

Stories From The Dust is rootsy and melodic, continuing a decades-long streak of craft oriented, critically acclaimed full length albums from the New York native. Lucy Woodward & The Rocketeers, her first live album, will be released in summer 2024 on GroundUP Music. The album features her bespoke 18-person jazz collective – featuring musicians from countries such as The Netherlands, Italy and Ghana – inspired by American composers such as Donny Hathaway and Billy Strayhorn. With dynamic arrangements explicitly written to match Lucy’s passionate vocal manner, color, and timbre; the songs range from high-energy explosions to hauntingly intimate meditations.

“the new album by Lucy Woodward is pure creative magic! Full of thought provoking well crafted songs, beautiful and refreshing.”

Born in London, raised in New York by her musicologist/music teacher/bellydancer mom, she spent summers in The Netherlands with conductor/composer dad. After early acceptance to Manhattan School of Music at age 16, she left wanting to start her own band, write songs and sing jazz standards in NYC coffee shops. She started doing session work as a backup vocalist, demo singer and songwriter which led her to LA where she started a bi-coastal artist life.

She landed her first record deal with Atlantic Records, entering the MTV pop world almost as fast as she left it, with 2 songs on top 40 radio and winning 2 BMI songwriter awards. Other collaborations of note include Charlie Hunter, Snarky Puppy, Pink Martini (singing in Croatian, Turkish, Spanish, French and Japanese on a few days’ notice), several larger ensembles in Europe such as WDR Big Band, Danish Radio Big Band, Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Odense Jazz Orchestra and Orchestra de la Suisse Romande. Recording/touring credits also include icons such as Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan, Carole King and Joe Cocker. Lucy has appeared on many movie soundtracks including What a Girl Wants, The Blind Side, Lost Vegas and Ice Princess, where she is featured singing the Bjork/Betty Hutton Big Band classic “It’s Oh So Quiet”.

“Lucy is a deep, soulful vocalist who is as versatile and virtuosic as she is passionate.”
– MICHAEL LEAGUE (bandleader of Snarky Puppy)


“Piercing thoughts and soaring vocals…”

Touring periods/avails

2024/2025 upon request