The Wood Brothers to Play Fox Theatre, 12/6
Z2 Entertainment will present The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 6th, 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 13th at 12:00pm for $20.00 advanced and $22.00 day of show.
On October 1st, The Wood Brothers will release their new album 'The Muse,' on Zac Brown's Southern Ground Artists. Produced by country-music legend Buddy Miller, the album embodies a newfound musical bond between brothers Oliver and Chris Wood -- one cemented by two years on the road with a new full-time member, drummer Jano Rix.
Recorded at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, 'The Muse' mines The Wood Brothers' timeless influences -- Robert Johnson, Willie Nelson, Charles Mingus -- and showcases their high-lonesome harmonies, Oliver's gritty acoustic guitars, Chris's virtuosic standup bass, the warrior poet lyrics. New to this recording is the patented "shuitar," a beat-up acoustic guitar rigged with tuna cans and other noisemakers, which Jano uses as a percussive instrument.
The title track "The Muse" reveals Oliver's songwriting at its most tender and autobiographical to date, as he sings of his "finest work yet" -- his newborn child -- over classically bowed bass and delicate melodica. On "Honey Jar," Chris and Oliver double up on a bluesy jam-band groove and then hit the brakes for a slow-swinging, heavy-hitting chorus with backups by The McCrary Sisters, all recalling the secular gospel of The Black Crowes. "Wastin' My Mind" could pass for a lost track from "The Last Waltz," while "Neon Tombstone" drives home the brothers' now more deeply collaborative spirit, with verses written and sung by Oliver and Chris taking over for the chorus. Throughout, Oliver's endearingly offbeat vocals are more "gripping" (The New York Times) than ever, with Chris' and Jano's dialed-in harmonies providing rich, rustic texture.