The Wood Brothers coming to Off Broadway [Preview]
If you're into music like me you've heard of Medski, Martin and Wood, but never taken the opportunity to dig deeper and check out their music. Maybe you've even heard some of their music, but not given it much of a chance or known that like most musicians there's always a side project out there that allows the musicians greater freedom from the sound they've created for themselves in a group or a scene. Here's a chance to check out some great music at one of the best venues in St. Louis to see live music. On Friday, June 3 (Yes, that's right folks, tomorrow!) The Wood Brothers will play at the historic Off Broadway in the Lemp-Cherokee district.
The Wood Brothers is a duo consisting of actual brothers Chris and Oliver Wood. Hailing from Boulder, CO, Chris is a founding member of the Jazz trio Medski, Martin and Wood playing bass guitar and Oliver played second guitar with Tinsley Ellis before forming King Johnson. In 2005, they finally decided it was time to work on a musical project together after spending years apart. The Wood Brothers take their masterful chops blending blues, folk and rock together in a guitar/bass duo sometimes backed by other musicians to round out the sound. They will release a new album Smoke Ring Halo on August 2, 2011 on Southern Ground Records. The album's first single, “Shoofly Pie,” features guest star multi-instrumentalist Clay Cook from the Zac Brown Band.
The Wood Brothers - "Shoofly Pie"
The Wood Brothers - "Blue and Green" (Presented by Mason Jar Music)
The Wood Brothers - "Smoke Ring Halo"
The Wood Brothers cover the Allman Brothers classic "Midnight Rider"
The Wood Brothers - "Get Out My Life Woman"
If Off Broadway impresario Steve Pohlman was a Major League Baseball pitcher he would be bringing Nolan Ryan type heat booking supremely talented musicians into the club. If nothing else please come out to support a local club that offers great music from local and national artists nearly every night of the week.