- UCSB Arts & Lectures presents The Wood Brothers with special guest Kat Wright
- Kicking off Arts & Lectures’ 2021-2022 Soul of America series
- The Wood Brothers is comprised of Oliver and Chris Wood (one-third of Medeski Martin & Wood) with drummer Jano Rix
- Recent albums include the Grammy-nominated One Drop of Truth (2018) and Kingdom in My Mind (2020)
- Tuesday, October 12 / 8 p.m.
- $41 – $51 : General Public / $16 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)(Includes facility fee)
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“They deliver nourishment for mind and body with great licks and
even greater joy… There is something about The Wood Brothers’ music that serves to
lighten the mood and elevate the spirits.”
“Rustic folk sound, but with a jolt of sonic and stylistic playfulness” Aspen Times
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents The Wood Brothers with special guest Kat Wright on Tuesday, October 12 at 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre. The performance will launch UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 2021-2022 Soul of America series. Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” (Paste), The Wood Brothers are celebrated for their freewheeling musical experimentation, fluid musical sound and the unparalleled energy of their live performances. The band was formed after brothers Chris and Oliver Wood pursued separate musical careers – 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 is indeed the main act.
Blue Note released The Wood Brothers’ debut Ways Not To Lose in 2006 and Loaded in 2008. The band moved to Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Artists for Smoke Ring Halo with The Muse to follow in 2013. After relocating to Nashville, The Wood Brothers released Paradise in 2015 recorded at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio. In 2016, the band returned to Levon Helm’s famed Woodstock Barn and recorded the album Live At The Barn which captured their sold-out performance that night and showcased the kind of singularly eclectic and electrifying performance style that’s earned them devoted legions of fans around the world.
On February 2nd, 2018, The Wood Brothers released their 6th 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,” says Oliver Wood. The end result is undeniably The Wood Brothers’ most dynamic recording to date and the band received a Grammy nod for their chart-topping album. Their latest, Kingdom in My Mind (Jan. 24, 2020), is an act of musical showmanship, exploring musical genres and utilizing an array of instrumentation.
“‘Little Bit Sweet’ is quintessential Americana” writes PopMatters. “‘Jitterbug Love’ is evocative of back-porch folk while ‘Cry Over Nothing’ is seeped in Southern gospel music. Over the years, and through their celebrated live performances, the Wood Brothers have demonstrated their penchant for a fluid musical sound. Unequivocally, Kingdom in My Mind finds strength in its freewheeling musical experimentation.”
Special Guest Kat Wright has a voice that is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced. She has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse.” Learn more at https://www.katwright.com/.
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A&L’s 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative has already inspired our community with presentations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, chef José Andrés and author Anne Lamott. We will continue to inspire, through shared experiences with thought leaders, creative problem solvers and arts visionaries who will guide us forward. CREATING HOPE programs strengthen human connection, promote emotional well-being, joy and compassion, and envision positive change. Learn more about the CREATING HOPE: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/CreatingHope.aspx
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$41 – $51 : General Public $16 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required) Includes facility fee.
For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.
UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2021-2022 season.