Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste, The Wood Brothers formed after brothers Chris and Oliver Wood pursued separate musical careers for 15 years. Chris already had a huge following for his work with Medeski Martin & Wood, while Oliver toured with Tinsley Ellis before releasing a half-dozen albums with his band King Johnson.
The Wood Brothers released their debut on legendary label Blue Note in 2006 and went on to join Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Artists for two more albums. In 2016, the band recorded Live At The Barn at Levon Helm’s famed Woodstock Barn, where the sold-out performance showcased the singularly eclectic and electrifying performance style that’s earned them devoted legions of fans. The band’s sixth album, One Drop of Truth, got a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Americana Album.” The band’s unique “atmospheric and spiritual” sound led STL Blues to announce that. “The Wood Brothers are to Mississippi John Hurt as Mofro is to Son House.”