The Wood Brothers' folk music aims to soothe souls, make connections at PNC Pavilion

Listen to the Wood Brothers perform live for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filled WCPO’s Digital Lounge as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

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Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

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Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

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Listen to the Wood Brothers  for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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Listen to the Wood Brothers perform live for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers  for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers perform live for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filled WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

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Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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Listen to the Wood Brothers  for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers perform live for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
iTunesStitcherGoogle Play

See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
iTunesStitcherGoogle Play

See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers  for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
iTunesStitcherGoogle Play

See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
iTunesStitcherGoogle Play

See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
iTunesStitcherGoogle Play

See WCPO Lounge Acts videos on YouTube

Listen to the Wood Brothers live performance for WCPO Lounge Acts in the podcast player above.

CINCINNATI -- Soul-soothing folk from The Wood Brothers filledl WCPO’s Digital Lounge at 1:45 p.m. Friday as they dropped by before a PNC Pavilion performance Friday night.

In 2006, brothers Chris Wood (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitars) joined forces after years of playing (respectively) with Medeski, Martin and Wood and King Johnson. They eventually added a third member in drummer and all-purpose instrumentalist Jano Rix.

"Chris and I had such a great time playing together and realizing that we’ve been doing the same job for the last 10 years. I think that was a turning point, we realized that we wanted to do this together. So we started writing songs together and it turned into something more,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.

The most recent result of their collaboration, 2015’s “Paradise,” digs into how our longing for fulfillment ironically keeps it just out of reach.

“That’s why we chose that image of the donkey and the carrot (for the album cover),” the band told David Dye on the World Cafe. “I don’t know for sure, but sometimes we think it’s only when you give up on trying to get rid of your desire that you find salvation. You just accept it, so in a way that’s what the image can express.”

The trio’s ongoing Wheels of Soul Tour has them playing alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hot Tuna, which Oliver said is winning them new fans who truly value their music.

"It’s when people come up to you and say ‘Wow, you really got me through a tough time’ or ‘Your concert made me so happy,' you realize that there’s healing powers to the music and that there’s compassion in the music that really connects people,” Oliver told The Daily Gazette. "It’s not about the glory, it’s about the connection.”

 

Subscribe to the WCPO Lounge Acts podcast:
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