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The Wood Brothers, Carsie Blanton
Carsie Blanton
The Wood Brothers
Dec 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Dec 2, 2012 3:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
The siblings who make up The Wood Brothers spent their childhood listening and drinking in the creativity that came from their family unit. Their father not only passed on a deep record collection to them, but also performed for the boys often. Coupled with the lessons in writing they learned from their poet mother, they had the perfect formula for musical success. Yet, the two pursued separate artistic paths, and it was not until 15 years of performing that their paths intersected, forming the dynamic group The Wood Brothers. They are steeped heavily in the sounds of the Blues and Americana – The Wood Brothers tie everything together with rock solid technique, fused with flawless harmonies.
- 18+ Show -
Music : Genre: Acoustic,Americana,Blues,Folk,Folk Rock,Gospel,Jam,Jazz,Singer/Songwriter
Ticket Prices
General Admission
$20
Reserved Table for Two
$60
Reserved Table for Four
$120
Event Schedule
Carsie Blanton
8:00 PM
The Wood Brothers
9:00 PM
Carsie Blanton | 8:00 PM
If I had an all-encompassing rule for life, it’d be that you have to follow your heart.” Carsie Blanton says. “It doesn’t mean that everything it tells you is going to be smart, but you have to follow it anyway.” Following her heart has worked out pretty well for Carsie, earning her widespread critical acclaim and a coast-to-coast fan following for her clever wordplay and indelible melodies. The remarkable new Idiot Heart represents the Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter’s finest work thus far, a panoramic collection of exuberant, expansive folk-pop, crafted with uncommon spirit and ingenuity. Songs such as “Together Too Long” and “Backbone” are given breath by producer Oliver Wood’s warm, unaffected arrangements and Blanton’s remarkable vocal stylings, at turns coy and confident, sly and sensual. Idiot Heart reveals Carsie Blanton to be a preternaturally gifted storyteller whose extraordinary life experiences fuel her open, knowing lyricism, using finely etched characterizations and a deeply personal perspective to touch a truly universal chord. more >>>
Two brothers decide to form a band, adapting the blues, folk and other roots-music sounds they loved as kids into their own evocative sound and twining their voices in the sort of high-lonesome harmony blend for which sibling singers are often renowned. While that’s not a terribly unusual story, Oliver Wood (guitar, vocals) and Chris Wood (bass, vocals, harmonica) took a twisty path to their ultimate collaboration.

Indeed, The Wood Brothers pursued separate projects for some 15 years before joining forces. Originally hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Chris and Oliver imbibed the heady tones and stories of American roots music – notably folk, blues, bluegrass and country – at the feet of their father, a molecular biologist with a passion for music and performing. Their mother, a poet, meanwhile, taught them a deep appreciation for storytelling and turn of phrase.

Oliver ended up in Atlanta, soaking up the roots of blues, the soul of the south and founded his band, King Johnson. Chris ended up in New York City and formed the hugely influential, instrumental trio Medeski Martin & Wood.In 2004, the brothers seized the opportunity presented by a family reunion andrecorded some material together. 2006 saw the release of their debut album, Ways Not to Lose, which was named top pick in folk by Amazon.com’s editors that year. “Modern folk and blues rarely sounds as inventive and colorful,” declared Amazon reviewers. The brothers’ sophomore release, Loaded (2008), was heralded as one of NPR’s “Overlooked 11.” Both albums were produced by Chris’ MMW bandmate, John Medeski.

In August, 2011, The Wood Brothers released their third full-length studio album, titled Smoke Ring Halo, on Zac Brown’s independent record label, Southern Ground Artists. Produced and engineered by Jim Scott (Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams), Smoke Ring Halo has received critical praise. Paste Magazine lauds "Smoke Ring Halo only further cements the pair’s reputation as masters of soulful folk." And Nate Chien of the New York Times exclaims, "This band has been working at something and it shows." more >>>