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About The Wood Brothers
Sometimes, siblings are so close they often can't stand to be separated. Other times, they feel the urge to grow apart. In some cases, they end up together again.
This is the story of Oliver and Chris Wood – aka the Wood Brothers – who grew up in Boulder, Colorado and left the area after graduating high school. Oliver went off to Atlanta, Georgia while Chris ended up in New York. The former, a guitarist, had taken up songwriting and formed the blues-based King Johnson, an outfit which toured the Southern circuit. Chris, on the other hand, began playing jazz and rock in New York and was later part of the trio Medesk, Martin & Wood.
When Oliver and Chris came together again, especially at various family functions, they began combining their musical talents and jamming together. After about 15 years apart, the two finally performed at a show in North Carolina. Shortly thereafter, they began recording together and landed a contract with Blue Note Records.
The brothers, who had privately released the "Live at Tonic EP," finally saw the debut of their very first studio album, "Ways Not to Lose," in 2006. It featured Kenny Wollesen on five tracks, was produced by John Medeski and recorded at Allarie Studios in Shokan, New York. The project was not only the Amazon.com editors' number one pick in folk for that year, it also landed on National Public Radio's "Overlooked 11" list of 2006. The "Ways…" album has since been followed by four more studio efforts, including 2013's "The Muse."
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The Wood Brothers Add Fall Dates to Current Tour
Country/folk/blues group The Wood Brothers just tacked on additional dates for their fall North American tour. The guys will start things off on June 26 at ROMP in Owensboro, KY. After that, it’s a series of shows in California and the Midwest before crossing the border to play the Winnipeg Folk Festival on July 10 and…Read more
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The Wood Brothers Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/27/2015 New Braunfels TX Gruene Hall 02/26/2015 Austin TX The Parish 02/24/2015 Tulsa OK The Vanguard 02/20/2015 Boulder CO Boulder Theater 02/20/2015 Avon CO Nottingham Park 02/18/2015 Lawrence KS Bottleneck 01/24/2015 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 01/23/2015 Vancouver BC The Imperial 01/22/2015 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 01/21/2015 Eugene OR McDonald Theatre 01/19/2015 Chico CA Big Room 01/18/2015 Reno NV Cargo 01/17/2015 Santa Cruz CA Rio Theatre 01/16/2015 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 01/15/2015 Napa CA City Winery - Napa 01/14/2015 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 01/13/2015 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern
The Wood Brothers Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 10/05/2014 Saint Louis MO Old Rock House 10/04/2014 Chicago IL Thalia Hall 10/03/2014 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall 10/02/2014 Stoughton WI Stoughton Opera House 09/30/2014 Indianapolis IN The Vogue 09/29/2014 Cincinnati OH 20th Century Theater 09/27/2014 Charlotte NC McGlohon Theatre 09/26/2014 Roanoke VA Jefferson Center 09/25/2014 Saxapahaw NC Haw River Ballroom 09/23/2014 Charleston SC Music Farm 09/21/2014 Knoxville TN Bijou Theatre 09/20/2014 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 09/19/2014 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 09/18/2014 Birmingham AL Workplay Theatre 09/04/2014 Arrington VA Oak Ridge Farm 08/14/2014 Simsbury CT Summer Concerts at Simsbury Meadows 08/02/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/25/2014 Guelph ON Guelph Lake Conservation Area 07/17/2014 Redmond WA Marymoor Park 07/12/2014 Telluride CO Telluride Conference Center 07/10/2014 Winnipeg MB Birds Hill Provincial Park 07/09/2014 Winnipeg MB Birds Hill Provincial Park 06/24/2014 Buffalo NY Tralf Music Hall 05/23/2014 Chillicothe IL Three Sisters Park 03/11/2014 Austin TX ACL Live At The Moody Theater 03/08/2014 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley 03/07/2014 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley 03/02/2014 Portland ME Port City Music Hall 03/01/2014 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 02/28/2014 Somerville MA Somerville Theatre 02/27/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza 02/25/2014 Toronto ON Adelaide Hall 02/23/2014 Albany NY The Egg 02/21/2014 Philadelphia PA Prince Music Theater 02/20/2014 Washington DC The Hamilton 02/09/2014 Vancouver BC Rio Theatre on Broadway 02/08/2014 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 02/07/2014 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 02/06/2014 Eugene OR Wow Hall 02/05/2014 Arcata CA Humboldt Brews 02/04/2014 Petaluma CA Mystic Theatre 02/03/2014 Santa Cruz CA Rio Theatre 02/01/2014 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 01/31/2014 West Hollywood CA Troubadour 01/30/2014 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern
The Wood Brothers Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/15/2013 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 12/14/2013 Austin TX The Parish 12/12/2013 Dallas TX The Prophet Bar 12/11/2013 Tulsa OK The Vanguard 12/10/2013 Lawrence KS Bottleneck 12/08/2013 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen 12/07/2013 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre 12/06/2013 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 10/23/2013 Nashville TN Loveless Cafe 10/20/2013 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 10/19/2013 Charleston SC Blackbaud Stadium 10/17/2013 Wilmington NC Ziggy's By the Sea 10/16/2013 Chapel Hill NC Local 506 10/13/2013 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 10/12/2013 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 10/11/2013 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 10/04/2013 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 09/27/2013 Nashville TN Riverfront Park 09/26/2013 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 09/25/2013 Birmingham AL Workplay Theatre 09/24/2013 Oxford MS Proud Larry's 09/18/2013 Knoxville TN Bijou Theatre 09/17/2013 Cincinnati OH 20th Century Theater 09/15/2013 Chicago IL Park West 09/14/2013 Indianapolis IN The Vogue 09/12/2013 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe 09/11/2013 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall 09/01/2013 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 08/31/2013 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 07/21/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 06/07/2013 Londonderry NH Tupelo Music Hall 06/06/2013 Norfolk CT Infinity Hall 06/05/2013 Fall River MA Narrows Center for the Arts 06/04/2013 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 06/02/2013 Ithaca NY The Haunt 06/01/2013 Danbury CT Ives Concert Park 05/19/2013 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 03/02/2013 Hudson NY Club Helsinki Hudson 03/01/2013 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 02/28/2013 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 02/27/2013 Northampton MA Iron Horse Music Hall 02/26/2013 Philadelphia PA Triumph Brewery 02/24/2013 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live 02/23/2013 Syracuse NY The Westcott Theater 02/22/2013 Albany NY The Egg 02/21/2013 Fairfield CT StageOne 02/10/2013 Vancouver BC Rio Theatre on Broadway 02/07/2013 Eugene OR Wow Hall 02/06/2013 Grass Valley CA The Center for the Arts Grass Valley 02/05/2013 Petaluma CA Mystic Theatre 02/02/2013 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 02/01/2013 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet 01/31/2013 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 01/20/2013 Saint Petersburg FL Vinoy Park 01/11/2013 Ponte Vedra Beach FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 01/10/2013 Orlando FL Plaza Theatre
The Wood Brothers Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/01/2012 Athens GA The Melting Point 11/30/2012 Birmingham AL Workplay Theatre 11/29/2012 Mobile AL Alabama Music Box 11/27/2012 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 11/25/2012 Dallas TX The Kessler Theater 11/24/2012 Austin TX The Parish 11/15/2012 Santa Barbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music Club 11/13/2012 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 11/03/2012 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe 11/02/2012 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 11/01/2012 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 10/31/2012 Bloomington IN The Bishop 10/30/2012 Saint Louis MO Old Rock House 10/28/2012 Kent OH The Kent Stage 10/27/2012 Louisville KY Headliners Music Hall 10/26/2012 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley 09/28/2012 Roswell GA Roswell Cultural Arts Center 09/22/2012 Washington DC The Hamilton 09/21/2012 New York NY Beacon Theatre 09/02/2012 Jackson WY Pink Garter Theatre 09/01/2012 Park City UT The Canyons 08/24/2012 Boulder CO eTown Hall 07/19/2012 Thornville OH Legend Valley 07/19/2012 Louisville KY Iroquois Amphitheater 05/19/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 05/18/2012 Ridgefield CT Ridgefield Playhouse 03/22/2012 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live 03/20/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 03/18/2012 Charlottesville VA The Southern Cafe and Music Hall 03/16/2012 Birmingham AL Workplay Theatre 03/15/2012 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 03/14/2012 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 03/11/2012 Louisville KY Headliners Music Hall 03/10/2012 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley 03/08/2012 Chicago IL Old Town School of Folk Music 02/04/2012 Seattle WA Crocodile Cafe 02/03/2012 Portland OR Aladdin Theater 02/02/2012 Eugene OR Wow Hall 02/01/2012 Petaluma CA Mystic Theatre 01/31/2012 Sacramento CA Harlows Night Club 01/28/2012 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 01/27/2012 Santa Barbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music Club 01/26/2012 Tampa FL USF Theatre 1 01/25/2012 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern
The Wood Brothers Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/10/2011 Ponte Vedra Beach FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 12/06/2011 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 10/22/2011 Charleston SC Blackbaud Stadium 10/07/2011 Vienna VA Wolf Trap 10/04/2011 Ann Arbor MI The Ark 10/01/2011 Evanston IL SPACE 09/27/2011 Omaha NE The Waiting Room 08/18/2011 Asbury Park NJ Wonder Bar 06/01/2011 Cincinnati OH 20th Century Theater 05/07/2011 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 05/05/2011 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 04/03/2011 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe 04/02/2011 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall 03/25/2011 New York NY City Winery 03/25/2011 New York NY City Winery 03/24/2011 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall
The Wood Brothers Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 03/19/2010 New York NY Bowery Ballroom