LIVE AT THE STIEFEL WITH

The Wood Brothers

Date:

Monday, April 17, 2023

TBD

Doors open 1.5 hours before the show
Ticket purchased are non-refundable
Show Time:

TBD

7:30 PM

Reserved Seating. Tickets start at:

$39

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The Wood Brothers have partnered with American Friends of Canadian Conservation so that $1 per ticket will support The Nature Trust of British Columbia (NTBC) in their efforts to conserve ecologically-rich wetlands and protect irreplaceable land from development. Every $1 donated will be matched by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with $2 so more endangered wetlands can be saved. If you’d like to learn more, please visit this link. 

The  Wood  Brothers  didn’t  know  they  were  making  a  record.  Looking  back,  they’re grateful for that.

“If we had known,  we  probably  would  have  been  too  self-conscious  to  play  what  we played,” reflects bassist/vocalist Chris Wood. “At the time, we just thought we were jamming to break in our new studio, so we felt free to explore all these different ways of performing together without worrying about form or structure. It was liberating.

”Recorded live to tape, those freewheeling, improvised sessions became a vast pool of source material from which The Wood Brothers would go on to draw ‘Kingdom In My Mind,’ their seventh studio release and most spontaneous and experimental collection yet.  While  on  past  records,  the  band—Chris,  guitarist/vocalist  Oliver  Wood,  and drummer/keyboardist  Jano  Rix—would  write  a  large  batch  of  songs  and  then  record them all at once, ‘Kingdom’ found  them  retroactively  carving  tunes  out  of  sprawling instrumental  jam  sessions  like  sculptors  chipping  away  at  blocks  of  marble.  A testament to the limitless creativity of the unharnessed mind, the record explores the power  of  our  external  surroundings to  shape  our  internal  worlds  (and  vice  versa), reckoning  with  time,  mortality,  and  human  nature.  The  songs  here  find  strength  in accepting  what  lies  beyond  our  control,  thoughtfully  honing  in  on  the  bittersweet beauty  that  underlies  doubt  and  pain  and  sadness  with  vivid  character  studies  and unflinching self-examination. Deep as the lyrics dig, the arrangements always manage to  remain  buoyant  and  light,  though,  drawing  from  across  a  broad  sonic  spectrum  to create  a  transportive,  effervescent  blend  that  reflects the trio’s unique place in the modern musical landscape.

“My brother came to this band from the blues and gospel world, and my history was allover  the  map with jazz  and  R&B,”  says  Chris,  who  first  rose  to  fame  with  the pioneering  trio  Medeski  Martin&  Wood. “The idea for this group has always been to marry our backgrounds, to imagine what might happen if Robert Johnson and Charles Mingus had started a band together.

”‘Kingdom In My Mind’ follows The Wood Brothers’ most recent studio release, 2018’s ‘One Drop Of Truth,’ which hit #1 on the Billboard Heat seekers Chart and garnered the band  their  first GRAMMY  nomination  for  Best  Americana  Album. NPR praised  the record’s  “unexpected  changes  and  kaleidoscopic  array  of  influences,”  while Uncut hailed its “virtuosic performances and subtly evocative lyrics,” and Blurt proclaimed it “a career-defining album.” Tracks from the record racked up roughly 8 million streams on Spotify alone, and the band took the album on the road for extensive tour dates in the US and Europe, including their first-ever headline performance at Red Rocks, two nights at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore (captured on their 2019 release, ‘Live At The Fillmore’),and festival appearances everywhere from Bonnaroo to XPoNential

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