Noted lyricist and composer David Stoddard is a songwriter and teacher living in Minnesota. He tours throughout the US and Canada, where he plays mostly concert venues, living rooms, and other dedicated listening environments.

David has won the Kerrville New Folk award, as well as songwriting awards at the South Florida Folk Festival, the Tucson Folk Festival, the Minnesota Folk Festival, and others. He has made a specialty of being the consummate opening act, warming up crowds for Juice Newton, Leon Russell, Rik Emmett, Jeremy Messersmith, and many, many others.  His music gets compared to both Randy Newman and Loudon Wainwright III, and he once got mistaken for George Winston at a bookstore in Milwaukee. True story.

He’s got a Master’s Degree in Music Education and teaches Music Theory, Music Physics, and Music Technology as well as guitar, piano, and many other instruments.  He’s written for theater, choir, and film.