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  • India Wallis

Donovan Woods Shares 5 Canadian Artists We Should Be Listening To

Following the announcement of his seventh studio album ‘Things Were Never Good If They’re Not Good Now’ (set for release on the 12th of July via End Times Music), Canadian artist Donovan Woods has shared the announcement of his first trip down under; with a 7 date tour on Australian shores set for June 2024.

The Juno award-winning singer/songwriter will be hitting stages in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Belgrave, Newcastle, Sydney and Brisbane this year - with supports yet to be announced. Throughout his distinguished career, Donovan Woods has built a devoted following who cling to the songwriter’s every word. Never one to mince them, Woods is one of music’s most vulnerable storytellers and on his forthcoming studio album, Donovan takes that a step further.

Honest and unflinching, on Things Were Never Good If They’re Not Good Now Woods takes a long look inside and isn’t necessarily thrilled with what he sees. For an artist who isn’t afraid to bear his soul, this is as emotionally gritty as he has ever been. Long known as a masterful storyteller, Woods is at his absolute best on Things Were Never Good If They’re Not Good Now.


Today, Donovan shares 5 Canadian artists Australians should be paying attention to!

  • Charlotte Cornfield: "Most exciting songwriter I’ve heard in years. Really sharp lyricist and such a compelling vibe in her point of view. Heroic in her straightforwardness." 

  • Leif Vollebekk: "Maybe my favourite contemporary artist. I listen at the moment new things come out. A true artist, can feel that he radiates this music." 

  • Daniel Caesar: "You probably know about Daniel, but get back into him. He’s so damn good. 10/10 melodist."

  • Babygirl: "Massive vibe. The band you need if you’re miserable and 26 years old. Start with “Always”."

  • Wyatt C. Louis: "Elegant songwriter. Sometimes strikes a freewheeling strumming feeling so classic you feel like you’re in a ‘68 Ford cruising past corn fields. Maybe that’s just me."


Since he released his first album a decade ago, Donovan Woods’ blend of folk, country and pop has resonated with audiences all over the world. In recent years, the acclaimed, award-winning singer-songwriter has seen his profile grow with his breakthrough album, ‘Without People’. Touring behind (2020’s) ‘Without People’ saw Woods play to his largest audiences to date, including a stint opening for New Jersey-based retro rockers Gaslight Anthem on their recent reunion tour. 

Thursday 13th of June - Milk Bar, Perth WA

Friday, 14th of June - Jive, Adelaide SA

Saturday, 15th of June - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC

Sunday, 16th of June - Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC

Thursday, 20th of June - Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle NSW

Friday 21st of June - The Great Club, Sydney NSW

Saturday 22nd of June - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD  Connect With Donovan Woods Website | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube


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