The Wood Brothers, The Dead Toungues
From the venue:
That balance of darkness and light is at the heart of Kingdom In My Mind, The Wood Brothers’ seventh studio release and their most spontaneous and experimental collection yet. Recorded over a series of freewheeling, improvised sessions, the record is a reckoning with circumstance, mortality, and human nature, one that finds strength in accepting what lies beyond our control. Thoughtfully honing in on the bittersweet beauty that underlies our doubt and pain, the songs grapple with the power of our external surroundings to shape our internal worlds (and vice versa) through vivid character studies and unflinching self-examination. The lyrics dig deep here, but the arrangements always manage to remain buoyant, drawing from across a broad sonic spectrum to create a transportive, effervescent listening experience that’s indicative of the trio’s unique place in the modern musical landscape.
From CL Critic Hal Horowitz: Wood Brothers, Variety Playhouse — Oliver Wood may have moved to Nashville, but he has plenty of friends and fans here who remember his King Johnson years. Lots of water has gone under the bridge since then, especially after joining with brother/bassist Chris and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix as the Wood Brothers band and releasing a handful of terrific albums that blur the lines between folk, blues, country, swamp rock and gospel in all sorts of creative ways. Through hard work and endless touring, they have become full blown Americana headliners. The best way to experience their often caffeinated, always soulful music is live.