For brothers Chris and Oliver Wood, music has always been a family affair. Raised in Boulder, Colorado by a Harvard-trained microbiologist father and a poet mother, The Wood Brothers grew up immersed in music. Their father was part of the late 1950's Boston-Cambridge folk revival scene and played with Joan Baez and introduced his sons to the world of folk and country music.
The Wood Brothers wrote and played together growing up, then wound up on divergent paths in pursuit of their individual music careers. Oliver moved to Atlanta where he embraced the southeast blues/rock scene and fronted the band King Johnson, while Chris ended up in the vibrant, underground music scene of New York City and became bassist of the improvisational trio, Medeski Martin & Wood.
Now The Wood Brothers have begun a collaboration that combines their shared childhood influences with everything they've learned since leaving home. Their music has a rootsy feel that blends blues, folk, and rock. The Wood Brothers have two full-length albums Ways Not To Lose and Loaded under their belt as well as an EP of carefully crafted covers called Up Above My Head. Early 2011 will mark the release of their third studio album, Smoke Ring Halo. The Wood Brothers continue to tour extensively, headlining their own shows (and recently supporting k.d. Lang, Bruce Hornsby, Levon Helm and Zac Brown Band).
100% of the net proceeds from this event to benefit: Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools, Church Street School for Music & Art, The Pinwheel Project, Music Unites, The American Symphony Orchestra and Young Audiences New York.