Folk singer/songwriter Howard Wooden grew up in Maryland and Michigan, settling in Vermont as an adult. In 1987, he was part of the trio McBride, Lussen & Wooden that recorded the album Full Circle. In the mid-'90s, he joined the Vermont folk group Wood's Tea Company. His debut solo album was Celtic Dreams, which he followed with Out on a Limb -- Copy 1 on his own Lightening Ridge label in 2001. Friends Gone By, issued by Gadfly Records, appeared in 2004. Despite this solo work, Wooden continued to perform with Wood's Tea Company.
by William Ruhlmann