Bonnaroo Artist | The Wood Brothers
Bonnaroo History | 2008, 2014
Stage & Time | TBA
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2016 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Indie folk group The Wood Brothers is the musical project of Chris and Oliver Wood, who found a love of the storytelling aspect of traditional folk music at an early age. The two grew up and pursued solo careers of their own for 15 years before joining together to form their own project. They managed to snag a record deal with Bluenote after recording a few demos, and consequently released their full-length debut, Ways Not To Lose, in 2006.
They spent most of the next few years jumping between tours and the recording studio, releasing their follow-up Loaded in 2008 and EP Up Above My Head in 2009. After a much deserved break, they relocated to Nashville in 2012, inked a deal with Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Records, and added vocalist and percussionist Jano Rix to the mix. For the first time, the pair was able to easily write and record together, which spurred a slew of creative output. Within a year, they released Smoke Ring Halo, as well as two live albums. In 2013, they finally broke onto the charts with their celebrated record The Muse, which was produced by Buddy Miller. Their eclectic mix of acoustic folk with 1970s-era electric guitar connected with listeners looking for something other than a simple ballad. Last year, they found success again with Paradise, which shows just how magnetic and well-blended their sound has become. Don’t miss your chance to hear their sweeping and expertly layered musical creations at Bonnaroo this year.
LISTEN | “Luckiest Man”
WATCH | “The Muse” (Official Video)