Friday, January 20, 2017

CD Review: The Wood Brothers Revisit "The Barn" For New Live Release

One of thepremier Americana-folk bands in the U.S. are The Wood Brothers. They have slowly risen to the top of the genre since their first release in 2005. Their latest studio album "Paradise" topped the Billboard Heatseekers chart and reached #12 on the Billboard Country charts. They continue that success with their new live album "Live At The Barn." It featured The Wood Brothers performing at the "Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble" on August 19, 2016 for the first time since Helm's passing in 2012.
 
The new nine-song album was released on January 13, 2017 through the band's own record label, Honey Jar Records. The show begins with the country swing of "Mary Anna" from their album "Smoke Ring Halo." They get their groove on with the fun, sing-along lyrics of "I Got Loaded," before delivering the blues of "Tried And Tempted," along with their cover of "Trouble In Mind." The Wood Brothers plug in for their funky, folk/rock shuffle of "Who The Devil," then close with the wonderful, up-tempo sounds of "Honey Jar" and their beautiful cover of The Band's "Ophelia."
 
The Wood Brothers are heading out on tour at the beginning of February. For a complete list of live dates and to find out more about their new album "Live At The Barn," please visit thewoodbros.com.

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