The Wood Brothers

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Opened Jan 16, 2009
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Oliver Wood honed his guitar skills in Atlanta while his brother, Chris immersed himself in the New York Jazz and Improv scene. Their divergent paths finally met at a crossroads to bring us The Wood Brothers.The songs - sung and largely composed by Oliver Wood - possess a timeless quality. Their bedrock melodies and astutely observed stories sound instantly archetypal. There are echoes of country Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass and New Orleans' R&B. Oliver's inimitable vocals - yearning, rueful, jubilant - are set within expressive yet economical arrangements created by his own impressionistic guitar riffs, Chris' nimble, note-bending bass lines and the textural percussion of Kenny Wollesen on several tracks.Chris and Oliver began playing gigs together in the spring of 2005 after having worked separately for a number of years. The gift that they provide their listeners continues to get better and better - it's just the two of them and yet one doesn't feel that there is anything missing. Together they have managed to imply the groove of a bigger band without missing a beat.

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http://www.boultoncenter.org