Live @ Swallow Hill Sessions
This Saturday: The Wood Brothers Are On 'Live @ Swallow Hill'
Tune in this Saturday at 7pm for another Live @ Swallow Hill broadcast on KUNC. This edition features The Wood Brothers, recorded at the L2 Arts & Culture Center on September 23rd.
To whet your appetite for this Live @ Swallow Hill experience here's 'Shoofly Pie' from Smoke Ring Halo:
The Wood Brothers, who both grew up in Boulder, pursued separate projects for some 15 years before deciding to join forces in 2004. Chris, best known as part of the influential jazz-funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood, and brother Oliver decided to adapt the blues, folk and other roots-music sounds they loved as kids into their own evocative sound. The sibling singers are renowned for twining their voices in a sort of high-lonesome harmony blend.
You wouldn't necessarily gather this fact from listening to Smoke Ring Halo in which Oliver and Chris refine their rich, spacious sound - the brothers simmer, swing and soar, shifting moods and time signatures with aplomb.
Paste Magazine lauds; "Smoke Ring Halo only further cements the pair’s reputation as masters of soulful folk." Nate Chien of the New York Times exclaims, "This band has been working at something and it shows."
Tune in this Saturday at 7pm for Live @ Swallow Hill w/ The Wood Brothers. If you miss the show, then shame on you, but don't worry. This show will be archived right here on KUNC.org.