February 03, 2014

The Wood Brothers: The Muse

Roots trio The Wood Brothers have made their most adventurous album to date. Most of the songs The Muse were cut in Nashville, with Buddy Miller acting as producer. Chris Wood's nasal lead vocals bring back the heyday of The Band, with brother Chris working his magic on the upright bass. Non-brother Janot Rix is now fully integrated in the sibling's sound. With this versatile percussionist and an ace melodica player (yes, there's such a thing) on board The Wood Brothers have broadened their sound. Besides Americana and jazz, there's country, blues, a hint of gospel and the occasional rock guitar riff. At his stage in their career they might be considered as the best roots music band in the USA.

The Wood Brothers:
Chris Wood: vocals, bass, harmonica, guitar, mandolin
Oliver Wood: vocals, guitar, mandocello
Janot Rix: vocals, drums, shuitar, percussion, melodica, piano

The Muse is released thru Southern Ground Artists.

Tracks:
  1. Wastin’ My Mind
  2. Neon Tombstone
  3. Sing About It
  4. Honey Jar
  5. The Muse
  6. Keep Me Around
  7. Sweet Maria
  8. I Got Loaded
  9. Who the Devil
  10. Losin' Streak
  11. Firewater
  12. Crash and Burn (Vinyl only)

North American tour:
  • 02/03 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Rio
  • 02/04 Petaluma, CA @ McNears Mystic Theatre
  • 02/05 Arcata, CA @ Humboldt Brews
  • 02/06 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
  • 02/07 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
  • 02/08 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
  • 02/20 Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
  • 02/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Prince Music Theatre
  • 02/22 Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Resort (free show)
  • 02/23 Albany, NY @ The Egg
  • 02/25 Toronto, Canada @ Adelaide Hall
  • 02/26 Geneva, NY @ Club 86 Party House
  • 02/27 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • 02/28 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
  • 03/01 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
  • 03/02 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
  • 03/08 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
European tour:
  • 04/29 Heerlen, The Netherlands @ Cultuurhuis Heerlen - Rootscafe
  • 04/30 Waarandamme, Belgium @ CowboyUp
  • 05/01 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Bimhuis - Bimbop
  • 05/02 Leiden, The Netherlands @ Qbus
  • 05/03 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Global Music Venue
  • 05/04 Horst, The Netherlands @ Cambrinus
  • 05/05 Eindhoven, The Netherlands @ Musiekgebouw Frits
  • 05/06 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands @ Blue Room Sessions
  • 05/09 Berlin, Germany @ Bassy Club
  • 05/10 Munich, Germany @ tba
  • 05/11 Übersee, Germany @ Freiraum Übersee

» thewoodbros.com

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