Ryan Woodcock, also known as BloodHound, is an emerging songwriter, producer, and recording artist based in Gulfport, Mississippi. Over the years, BloodHound has honed his craft as a musician and he writes, records, and produces all of his music himself - an incredible feat all on its own. With several released songs to his name including, "Where We Live", "Ride", "Crikhop", and "In Mississippi", BloodHound has garnered thousands of dedicated and new listeners from all around the world. An ex-gang member, convict, country boy, his music draws off of his life experiences - telling stories of perseverance and overcoming obstacles.
Most recently, he has released his new single titled, "Pink Flamingo" onto all digital streaming platforms. Follow BloodHound on his social media platforms to stay updated on news and future music releases!
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"Music has helped me in so many ways - too many to list. It's definitely talent on loan from God." - BloodHound
Hello, BloodHound! When did you first discover your passion for music?
BloodHound: My grandpa bought me a guitar at five and then a real one at fourteen, and I took off with it and the music followed.
You have a very unique artist name! How did you come up with it?
BloodHound: Bloodhound is a person, and that person is me - kind of. Bloodhound came along during my teenage years when I was young. The name just felt meant to be - especially running the streets.
What three words would you say best describe your music as a whole?
BloodHound: New Hick-Hop.
You have some really great songs on Spotify! I’d like to know, do you have a favorite song you’ve released thus far? Why is it your favorite?
BloodHound: I'd say my favorite right now is "Pink Flamingo". The video is on my YouTube channel Ryan Woodcock.
What is your interpretation of being an artist? What does it mean to you?
BloodHound: Someone that creates beauty and emotions with in a culture. This is why freedom of speech is so important.
What is your songwriting process like?
BloodHound: Well along with some other activities, it usually starts with a guitar in my hand or a good beat playing.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… in what ways has music helped you?
BloodHound: Music has helped me in so many ways - too many to list. It's definitely talent on loan from God.
Who would you say is your number one musical influence?
BloodHound: My Uncle Mike Holliman even in his death. Just like Jimi Hendrix is my most influential guitar influence even in his death.
In your opinion, what separates you from other artists in your genre?
BloodHound: My style on top of I really have lived through the experiences I talk about. I grew up a country boy, I've been in the streets, I've beaten a murder charge, I've been to prison, I've done all that. Now, I'm here to talk about my journey.
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