Stick Figure is the project of Santa Cruz, California-based producer Scott Woodruff. Lumped into a genre dominated by Reggae-Rock bands, Woodruff earned worldwide acclaim by incorporating lower tempo chillout music with elements of Jamaican dub and reggae.
Noted through his restrained vocals, multi-layered arrangements, and heavy riddims, Woodruff independently released four albums between 2006 – 2010 including The Sound Of My Addiction (2006), Burnin’ Ocean (2008), Smoke Stack (2009), and The Reprise Sessions (2010), each winning numerous year end awards and praise from the scene’s most influential blogs and tastemakers. Despite combined album sales topping 50,000, Woodruff veered away from touring in support of the recordings and settled into a reclusive lifestyle- traveling the world for over half a decade and living on the album royalties.
The release of 2012’s Burial Ground invoked a sea change in the producer, who began to embrace the demand to play live shows, establishing a touring band made up of Kevin Bong (KBong) on keyboards, Kevin Offitzer on drums, and bassist Tommy Suliman, fronted by Woodruff on guitar and lead vocals. The quartet headlined their first national tour in 2014, and on the back of multiple advance sell out shows, Stick Figure reached bona fide headliner status throughout North America and the Pacific Islands.
In 2014, Woodruff moved to a mountainside farm outside Santa Cruz, CA. As his housemates experimented in beekeeping and tincture making Woodruff found solace excavating a foundation and constructing a recording studio on the farm, all in preparation for his most ambitious recording to date, Set In Stone (to be released November 13, 2015).
The release of Set In Stone is a culmination of a journey that has seen the producer go from a mysterious figure to becoming a major player and virtually inventing a melodic subgenre of reggae that finds inspiration from midtempo electronic music.
Release Date: November 13, 2015
Label: Ruffwood Records
* “In This Love” is an exclusive Rootfire World Premiere.