Artist: Donovan Woods
Hometown: Born and raised in Sarina, Ontario; live in Toronto now
Latest Album: They Are Going Away
Personal Nicknames: The Big Pretty, Woodsies, my mom calls me Vanio
If Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Mohammed were in a band together, who would play what?
Jesus ought to play the organ — let’s get serious. Buddha on bass (if this isn’t obvious to you, I’m scared for you). Krishna on guitar because I learned everything I know about his religion through George Harrison. Mohammed on lead vocals, but can’t it be four-part harmony the whole time? YES IT CAN.
If you were a candle, what scent would you be?
I own the candle I would be, and it’s called Bourbon & Honeysuckle.
What literary character or story do you most relate to?
Frank Bascombe, from Richard Ford’s The Sportswriter. Anytime I use a fake name, I say Frank Bascombe. I give a fake name like 40 percent of the time.
What’s your favorite word?
Crisp, because it sounds so crisp. Close second is sharp, because it sounds so sharp.
What’s your best physical attribute?
I won’t reduce myself to simple physicality, but my whole face is exquisite.
Which is your favorite Revival — Creedence Clearwater, Dustbowl, Elephant, Jamestown, New Grass, Tent, or -ists?
Creedence, I guess, but I’m not particularly fond of any of these concepts, to be honest.
Are you more a thinking or feeling type?
Thinking, but about feelings. That’s not a joke.
Urban or rural?
I could talk about this for hours, and I’d likely cry. I think I have to say urban now — I’ve lived in a big city for 13 years — and that’s what makes me cry.
Apple or orange?
Like juice? Apple. Or like fruit? Orange.
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