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Preview Wed Sep 11 2013

Redefine Sunday Night Blues with The Wood Brothers

I'm one of those music nerds who goes through the calendars of every Chicago music venue each month to check out the various bands that are coming to town to ensure that I don't miss a good show. I ran across a listing for The Wood Brothers, listened to their music and instantly knew I was hooked when I caught myself desk-dancing at work (something that I'm sure to my co-workers looks like a stress-induced muscle spasm more than anything else).

It seems like destiny that the Wood brothers, Chris (upright bass) and Oliver (guitar), would eventually become songwriters and produce music together. They grew up with a father who performed classic songs at campfires and family gatherings, and a mother who was a poet with a passion for storytelling. Leaving their parents in Colorado, Oliver moved to Atlanta and formed King Johnson, a blues rock band, and Chris studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music and later formed Medeski, Martin & Wood, a contemporary jazz outfit in New York City.


Fifteen years later, they found their way back to each other and released their first album "Ways Not To Lose" in 2006. More recently, they joined forces with percussionist Jano Rix to produce a sound that was more dynamic than ever. The Wood Brothers are everything that is amazing about Americana music — an impeccable balance of blues funk attitude and folk roots reflection.

Find The Wood Brothers this Sunday, September 15, headlining Park West (322 W. Armitage Ave.) to celebrate the release of their fifth studio album The Muse with special guests Piers Faccini and Dom Le Nena. Tickets are $20 (plus fees/taxes). The show is 18+ and starts at 7:30pm.

 
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