Making a Scene Presents an Interview with CD Woodbury
From a reputation as an ace sideman and “The Northwest’s best kept secret” in the Pacific NW blues scene; CD Woodbury is emerging as an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The CD Woodbury Band album “Monday Night!” charted internationally in its genre, including 30 weeks at #1 for the Roots Radio Report’s Washington State independent radio chart and peaking at #8 on the international independent blues radio charts. CD Woodbury has eleven Best of the Blues awards from the Seattle based Washington Blues Society including Blues Performer, Songwriter, NW Recording, and has won the Electric Blues Guitar BB Award five times in the past decade.
CD’s first professional performances were in Texas roadhouses he was not legally old enough to drink in. He has gone on to perform in stadiums, for two US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, and Jimi’s music for the Hendrix family. He has worked with Former Roomful of Blues vocalist Mark DuFresne’s band, Randy Oxford’s All Star Slam, Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, has been a featured guitarist with Rae Gordon, and has backed numerous one-off performances with artists like Wee Willie Walker, Sugaray Rayford, and (American Idol’s) Sanjaya. CD’s acts have opened for AWB, Allen Stone, Coco Montoya, Elvin Bishop, Hamilton Loomis, and many others.
In 2018, hand surgeries and other health issues, plus a relocation had CD considering giving up professional performing for good. “For good” lasted six months, now he’s back and better than ever.