Back in 1999, James Maddock — then the lead singer of the band Wood — looked like he was on the verge of worldwide fame. The group's debut album, Songs From Stamford Hill, was showcased on popular TV dramas such as Dawson's Creek, while Wood was touring with the likes of Paula Cole and Train. Now, at the end of the next decade, Maddock is back as a solo artist. Click the link above to hear the singer-songwriter perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
"When the Sun's Out"
"Sunrise on Avenue C"
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James Maddock. courtesy of the artist
Ten years after his debut, Maddock has created a heartbreakingly lovely debut solo album, Sunrise on Avenue C. His timeless songwriting style, which seems to draw from great songwriters of every era, conveys quiet confidence and lovely intimacy.