the year we tried to kill the pain

BY bob woodruff

release date february 26



Bob Woodruff. Singer. Acclaimed Songwriter. All-American. His friends call him ‘Woody’. And much like another Woody of note, his songs are anachronistic yet accessible, melodic yet gritty, intimate yet universal. Initially, a mid 90’s country-rock success with critically-acclaimed releases, Dreams & Saturday Nights (1994, Elektra) and Desire Road (1997, Curb/Imprint), Woodruff played the rock star card and played it hard, singed a few rusty-edged life lessons into him and has now returned with a stunning comeback of new originals and a few classic 90’s Woodruff cuts revisited for a whole new generation to embrace.



In 2013 I saw Kip Boardman and his great band blow the doors off of a dive on the Westside of L.A. with only 15 people watching.  I asked Kip if he could replicate that set in a studio with this band. He did, lead vocals included.  This record is what I heard on that amazing night in 2013. - Nelson Bragg





Wurlitzer Piano & Vocals / Kip Boardman

Guitar / Dave Gleason
Pedal Steel, Guitar / Eric Heywood
Bass / Rob Douglas
Drums / Steve Mugalian




Raised in the northeast on a healthy diet of Jimmy Webb and Rolling Stones, and drawn by the warm California sun, Kip Boardman began messing with the piano when he was five or so, and much to everyone’s chagrin and disappointment, never really let it go. A longtime bass player with many angeleno stalwarts, Kip has lately turned to the lonely art of songwriting and the more complementary piano and guitar. Mostly preoccupied with dusty and obsolete forms of country, folk and pop, Kip has released two previous solo albums, 2003’s Upon The Stars on Ridisculous Records and 2005’s Hello I Must Be… on Mesmer Records.


nelson bragg





Nelson Bragg has been Brian Wilson‘s percussionist/vocalist since 2003.

He also toured the world with The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Celebration, summer 2012.

Nelson Bragg is a veteran on the L.A. pop scene, Bragg has played/recorded with L.A. bands Stew and The Negro Problem, Seth Swirsky (The Red Button), The Quarter After, The Mockers, Wrecking Crew members Hal Blaine, Don Randi and Jerry Cole, and produced and toured with Anny Celsi among countless others.  He also was in The Narada Michael Walden Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and San Francisco's Davis Hall backing up Sting, Billy Joel and James Taylor among many others.

Get What We Want is Nelson Bragg’s 2nd solo album following his 2006 debut Day Into Night.

The music on both albums is melodic, harmony-based folk/pop with 60’s and 70’s influence.

Nelson Bragg deserves to be heard.  We Get What We Want has been received all over the world with high praise from listeners and the press alike.  It is original. It is classic. It is pop songwriting lovingly produced for people avoiding TV-made rock stars and cookie cutter, auto-tuned formulas.