The Wood Brothers released Kingdom in My Mind, the band’s eighth studio album, earlier this year, and the Nashville trio are hitting Frederick Fairgrounds in Maryland for Showtime at The Drive-In on Sunday, June 6. Only a few tickets remain for full cars of fans who would like to catch the show.
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 legions of devoted fans for his incomparable work as one-third of Medeski Martin & Wood, while Oliver toured with Tinsley Ellis before releasing a half-dozen albums with his band King Johnson. With drummer Jano Rix added as a permanent third member, it’s become quite clear that The Wood Brothers are indeed the main act.
Watch the official music video for “Little Bit Broken” by The Wood Brothers on YouTube:
Blue Note released The Wood Brothers’ debut album Ways Not to Lose in 2006 and Loaded in 2008. The band moved to Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Artists for Smoke Ring Halo in 2011 with The Muse to follow in 2013. After relocating to Nashville, The Wood Brothers released Paradise in 2015, which was recorded at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio. In 2016, the band appeared at the famed Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, N.Y., and recorded Live at the Barn, which captured their sold-out performance and showcased the kind of singularly eclectic and electrifying performance style that’s earned them devoted legions of fans around the world.
In 2018, The Wood Brothers released their sixth album, One Drop of Truth. “It’s the freest album we’ve done, the most independent album we’ve done, and was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record,” Oliver said. The album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Americana Album.
The Wood Brothers
Showtime at The Drive-In
Sunday, June 6
Gates @ 5:30pm
$180, Bronze Section