Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Wood Brothers - New Album in the Works

The Wood Brothers was one of the first bands outside of 'Texas Music' that i really enjoyed hearing. They are Oliver and Chris Wood, two brothers that bring together two different styles to create some of the most soulful blues/folk music. They grew up in Boulder, CO but split ways to follow their own musical tastes. Oliver took his jazzy guitar to Atlanta and helped form King Johnson, a relatively successful southern rock band. Chris headed north to Manhattan playing stand-up bass in Medeski Martin & Wood, an internationally acclaimed instrumental trio.

The brothers decided in 2006 to reunite for Ways Not To Lose. They blend bluesy, southern vocal and guitar with a big bass that often carries the song along. Their sound is one of the most unique styles i've heard.

mp3: The Luckiest Man

mp3: Atlas

I was afraid that maybe Oliver and Chris had decided on just a one-time-only collaboration, but just yesterday, through the wires came news of Loaded, the sophomore effort from the brothers.

Due out April 1st, we won't have to wait long. And look, they gave us a couple samples.......

mp3: Loaded

mp3: Lovin' Arms

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