The Wood Brothers finds Oliver and Chris Wood (MMW) back together after years apart. The brothers grew up in Boulder, Colorado, sons of a poet and a microbiologist, they both took up music. Oliver moved to Atlanta and became a southerner. Chris moved to New York City and became a Yankee. Now, after years of musical and geographical separation they have reunited.
The Wood Brothers
(Chris left - Oliver right)
While in Atlanta, Oliver soaked up the roots of blues, the soul of the south, and found he had a talent for writing and singing songs. His band, King Johnson (named after Freddy King and Robert Johnson) toured mostly in the southern states. Meanwhile, Chris was living in Manhattan playing everything from free jazz to hard core. This is where he met his band mates to form Medeski Martin & Wood.
Now the Wood brothers have begun a collaboration that combines their shared childhood influences with everything they've learned since leaving home. Their music has a rootsy feel that blends blues, folk, and rock music in a guitar/bass duo. This tour is in support of the Wood Brothers' forthcoming debut on Blue Note, which is being produced by John Medeski.
This is one seriously talented family. If we had to sum up their sound with a nifty catch phrase, we'd call them "a blues-based, Americana, songwriter duet!"
October Tour Dates:
10.04 | Vienna, VA | Jammin Java
10.05 | Annapolis, MD | Ram's Head Tavern
10.07 | Northampton, MA | Iron Horse
10.08 | Newmarket, NH | Stone Church
10.09 | New York, NY | Satalla