Sunday, March 8
From the musical imagination of Scott Woodruff emerges a vibrant sonic soundscape, revealed in the newest Stick Figure release, Set in Stone. As with his previous releases, Set in Stone was written, produced and recorded by Woodruff, a self‐taught musician.
An intuitive and accomplished producer, Woodruff crafts authentic artistry from the foundation of roots‐dub reggae. Cavernous grooves, sparkling electronic orchestration and thick rhythms; songs and sounds that have incubated in a studio cabin in the woods near Santa Cruz, CA, where Woodruff found solace excavating a foundation and constructing a studio, all in preparation for his most ambitious recording to date. When completed, a brotherhood of hard‐jamming musicians delivers this widescreen soundtrack in concert performances of consciousness‐altering emancipation.
With Woodruff as the genial on‐stage figurehead, Stick Figure concerts are gatherings distinguished by extended improvisational interludes, the mind‐manifesting hues of a light show, and the much‐anticipated entrance of the band’s canine mascot, a rescued Australian Shepherd, Cocoa The Tour Dog. The release of Set in Stone is a culmination of a journey that has seen the producer go from a mysterious figure to becoming a major player in the scene, virtually inventing a melodic subgenre, at a time reggae is reaching new heights of popularity.