Summer Woods is a striking musical up-and-comer with a refreshingly straightforward and classic approach to the singer/songwriter genre, colored with her irresistibly quirky way of telling stories and sharing messages of relentless optimism. Hailing from the small suburb of Chino Hills, California, she’s often influenced by the music scene she became a part of thanks to The Los Angeles College of Music, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music composition. 

Summer has opened for José Feliciano, Poncho Sanchez, Jim Messina, and the double bill of Andy McKee and Yasmin Williams. She has also had the pleasure of performing alongside Creed Bratton and Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers. Her music received airplay on KLOS 95.5 where she was commended for her song "Pasadena" on Heidi and Frank's Stay or Go show. Fans also love her unique spins on the music of her favorite artists, such as her acoustic, stripped down "Weird Al" Yankovic cover album called Chihuahua Hat. Yankovic himself loved the EP and posted it on his own website. 

In 2023, she signed a distribution deal with Needlejuice Records, and she’s looking forward to releasing her debut album.

Summer Woods


Where is Summer from? 

Chino Hills, a city in Southern California.


What inspired Summer to become a musician?

Her earliest memory of creating music was writing lyrics to instrumental video game tracks-- namely, the songs by K.K. Slider in the video game Animal Crossing. In high school, her crush on the musician Beck inspired her creatively, and it turns out that learning and writing songs was something that just came naturally to her and never stopped setting her passions aflame.


What instruments can Summer play?

She plays piano, guitar, ukulele, and bass at a high level, and can play some rudimentary stuff on drums, harmonica, and accordion. But don't even get her started on the recorder; she's a virtuoso on that thing.


Does Summer use/write sheet music?

The short answer is no. Learning songs by ear is something that comes naturally to her, so sheet music is not her strong suit. She can read/write it in a pinch if necessary.


Does Summer have perfect pitch?

No, but she does have relative pitch. She can tell how far apart notes are but usually not whether you're playing a C or an F#.


Can Summer speak Spanish?

Yes; not at a fluent level, but she can understand and speak it.


What is Summer wearing?

What? What kind of question is that? Are you some kind of weird sex pervert? You should be ashamed of yourself!! She's wearing a pink bathrobe and Dunder-Mifflin pajama pants, if you must know.


What if I want to know EVEN MORE behind-the-scenes info?!

You can watch Summer's behind-the-scenes videos here!

Summer's Favorites



Video Games

  • Undertale/Deltarune
  • Portal 1 & 2
  • Super Mario Sunshine/Galaxy
  • the Animal Crossing series


YouTube Channels

  • RedLetterMedia
  • Todd in the Shadows
  • Schaffrillas Productions
  • Dayjoborchestra


TV Shows

  • Beavis and Butt-head
  • Breaking Bad
  • Better Call Saul
  • The Office 
  • South Park


Musical Artists

  • "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • The Beatles
  • Ween
  • Beck
  • Björk
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Hozier
  • Primus
  • Pogo (Nick Bertke)



  • Learning languages
  • Hula-hooping
  • Clay sculpting/crafts
  • Costumes
  • Disney theme parks/movies

A Book I Recommend to Everyone


”The Joy of Living” by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a fantastic gem of relief, whether you're a Buddist like him or not. The ideas and practices within this book have changed my life more than any drug or therapy session— so much that I have a strong passion to share it with everyone. If you’re struggling with LITERALLY ANYTHING, check out the paperback or audiobook…it might just be a great help. 

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