The Wood Brothers
The Wood Brothers never disappoint in bringing the house down in their hometown, and last week's show was no exception. The evening started with Amy Helm (product of Levon Helm). She has a beautiful voice, and stage presence and her band members were exquisite. I saw hints of 'The Band'... made me wonder if her Dad was at the Theater last evening. Great way to start the night!
The Wood Brothers have received their first ever GRAMMY Award-nomination for 'One Drop of Truth,' in the "Best Americana Album" field. Released February 2, 2018 via Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers, the 10-track collection—their sixth studio recording to date—was self-produced by the longstanding trio featuring Oliver Wood, Chris Wood and Jano Rix.
A story with a head wound is always a good story. This story has a head wound. But it's not the best part of the story. This story is about music. Music at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. You'll notice I omitted the. It's not The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. It’s Grey Fox. We’ll get to that just like we’ll get to the head wound. But first, music. After all, that’s why we travel to the Catskills every year. But why this music? What about this music sets it apart? Truth be told, bluegrass can feel so rigid.
The Nashville-based Wood Brothers are adroit practitioners of a timeless, exhilarating art. Like the mythical F.S. Walcott Rabbit’s Foot Minstrels, the Wood Brothers travel backroads and alleyways, opening hidden doors to magic places where music cures any disquieting ailment. Their authentic, American blend of blues, country, rock, gospel and R&B serves a satisfying account of the nation’s complex twisting of cultural roots.
The Wood Brothers announce that they'll join the third installment of Tedeschi Trucks Band' wildly popular "Wheels of Soul" Summer Tour. They'll support the 12-piece ensemble, led by husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, along with longtime friends Hot Tuna. The tour is scheduled to hit some of the country's premier outdoor venues on the most ambitious Wheels of Soul tour to date.
In a career chock full of highlights, The Wood Brothers hold a special place in their hearts for their performances at Levon Helm's legendary Midnight Ramble. As repeat special guests at Helm's famed Woodstock barn, the trio—guitarist Oliver Wood, bassist Chris Wood, and drummer Jano Rix—developed a cherished friendship with the late icon that transcended simple musical collaboration and left an indelible mark on their songs and their lives.