Here at MyOldKentuckyBlog.com we like to stick our grubby little paws into a lot of projects. We’ve opened the
Do317.com Lounge this year, and are doing lots of great shows and sessions with our friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Chris and Oliver Wood create some unbelievable harmonies together, something common among sibling duos. These guys have been making and recording music for over 20 years, but have been working collaboratively for about 7 years.
During the time the brothers weren’t together, they had a few musical endeavors of their own. Chris Wood created the instrumental group of the 90s, Medeski Martin & Wood, after studying at the New England Conservatory of Music for bass performance. Oliver formed the band, King Johnson, with friend, Chris Long, and keyboardist, John Medeski, whom he met while attending UC Santa Cruz. Oliver toured with King Johnson for 12 years and helped release six albums over the span.
In 2004, at a family reunion, of all places, Oliver and Chris took an opportunity to play together, and that’s when the magic began! Whether it was the brotherly bond between them, or the perfect mixture of folk and jazz that made it work, they’ve collaborated to make some great tunes. The Wood Brothers create music that is true to their roots while incorporating influences from their earlier musical careers. Check out our Pabst Blue Ribbon session with The Wood Brothers.