Woodall told The Cadiz Record Monday that after graduating from Trigg County High School in 2000, he majored in music at Centre College. He said he taught special education at TCHS last year and coached football. He had become friends with a musician named Jess Wight through the Internet and when he found out that Wight needed a guitar player for a band he was starting, Woodall had a decision to make.
“It was a hard decision, but I figured, you only live once,” he said.
Woodall auditioned for the band in May and then moved out to Salt Lake City. This month, they will be playing four concerts in Kentucky. The first one will be at the high school with Calvert City band the October. The group’s Myspace page, myspace.com/johnnywalkersdeadhorses, said they would also be playing at the Apple in Murray at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 13. The next show will be on Dec. 14 at the Main Street Lounge in Louisville and Dec. 15 at Salotto’s in Lexington. Both of those shows will be at 9 p.m.
Woodall plays guitar for the band. The other members are: Wight on piano and vocals, Steve Bauman on bass and Jacob Bell on drums. Among the 28 artists listed as influences on the Web site are the Beatles, the Beach boys, Bob Dylan, Ben Folds, Ray Charles, Pink Floyd, Outkast, Herbie Hancock and Dr. Dre.
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