“Anytime someone wants to hear what I sound like on drums, I send them two tracks; "Soak Up The Sun", Sheryl Crow's only #1 hit, to establish my validity and Woody's "Chasing Midnight" to show my skills.”
“Breezy tunes such as “Gringo in Paradise,” thanks to Moran’s breathy, confident tone and the band’s splashes of bright, sunny colors, add up to a carefree, beachy atmosphere that aims to put smiles on faces. “California Grey” pokes fun at the Golden State, while the neo-reggae tune “Light It Up” will appeal beyond the avid herbsters in the crowd. Moran’s a relaxed, genial artist whose music conjures a kinder, gentler, friendlier world, one we can all experience, at least for a short while.”
"Chasing Midnight" - "Woody Moran's smooth voice - clearly tutored in R&B sensibilities - along with exceptional rock arrangements, are the stars of this passionate track; the climatic denouement is especially memorable.
“We love your music, it is a divine mix of west coast, folk, jazz and your own style ! We love it !!! This is the perfect place for your music, it'll be great to add your songs in our playlist.”
"Great show last night. Woody Moran opened up the show with his signature jazzy playing and rousing lyric. The crowd was engaged and responsive. What more could you ask for?"
“ FIVE STARS * * * * * IT WILL COME BACK TO YOU Feel Good Groove and Powerful Vocals. The song has a nice combination to me: Contemporary/Pop/Jazz/Rock. I will include you on my indie artist playlist. ”
“The cool blend of jazz, soul and old school rock, gives all of us "older songwriters" hope that real music is always welcome. Over all, A Brand New Situation, is a five star celebration of quality music, songwriter craft and production skills. The stand out tracks are " Cowboy in Babylon" and "Walking on a Saturday Night". The only thing I missed were soaring back ground vocals to support the mastery of Woody. Still it is an easy piece to sit back and enjoy with your favorite ah, beverage, while relaxing to this wonderful collection of songs. The sax in Sombrero Fallout is haunting and suits the song like an expensive glove. I can't say enough about the piano work on several cuts, simply beautiful. I hope everyone gets the chance to hear this heart felt album by Woody Moran, you deserve to hear this. I've played it about 30 times in the last few days and it only gets better.”
"This is a master work of a contemporary blues genre - utterly spectacular work in all instrumentation, and a vocal that is delicious for the music. "Two-toned stranger French from St-Croix" is purely brilliant."