Music: The Wood Brothers

Apparently, Chris Wood wasn’t content to routinely drop jaws and confound skeptics with his insurmountable Jazz bass skills, as evidenced by his stellar track record with Medeski, Martin & Wood.

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Apparently, Chris Wood wasn’t content to routinely drop jaws and confound skeptics with his insurmountable Jazz bass skills, as evidenced by his stellar track record with Medeski, Martin & Wood. Back in 2004, Chris and his guitarist/vocalist brother Oliver decided to join forces in the aptly christened Wood Brothers to reintegrate their divergent musical paths. 


Over the past decade, the Wood Brothers (which also features Jano Rix on a variety of instruments) have recorded two live albums, an EP and five studio records, including last year’s acclaimed The Muse, their fourth release for the Southern Ground label (founded by Zac Brown). The Buddy Miller-produced work also represented the Woods’ first album together since becoming an official Nashville, Tenn., band; Oliver moved to Music City after the release of 2011’s Smoke Ring Halos and Chris followed shortly thereafter. 

The Muse may represent the best hybrid to date of Oliver’s Americana/Blues passion and Chris’ groove-laden Jazz tendencies, but there’s little doubt that the brothers Wood have a good many Rock/Soul/Jazz/Roll tigers left in that particular tank. 

8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29. $20; $22 day of show. 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, the20thcenturytheatre.com.

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