The Wood Brothers
create music about fools and failures; second attempts, but not second chances; music that
soars transcendent with southern gospel conviction, but is grounded in the sins of the
body, in desires of tongue and the delights of taste. It is, on any given night, in any
given venue — a club, a theater, a festival stage, a roadhouse bar — the greatest music in
the land, something one might have said about The Band.
They are just the best, and I cannot stop listening to New York-based taper Scott
Bernstein’s recording of their gig at Irving Plaza in February — a crystal clear portrait
of a fantastic show. It’s been my soundtrack for the slow transition from winter to
and makes up this episode of Stormy Mondays. From the beginning of the show we have "Neon
Tombstone," "Wastin’ My Mind" > "Sing About It" and "The Muse." From mid-set we have
"Postcards from Hell" and "That’s What Angels Can Do" > "Angel," and then the encore
features a cover of Michael Jackson’s "PYT" and "One More Day." As always, enjoy!
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Written By: Dan Alford
[Published on: 4/7/14]