Wood Brothers are Coming to the Palace Theatre on January 28th

The Wood Brothers with special guest Steve Poltz are performing at the Palace Theater on Friday, January 28.

In lieu of their latest studio album Kingdom In My Mind, The Wood Brothers are on an extensive tour this winter. Recorded over a series of freewheeling, improvised sessions, ‘Kingdom Of My Mind’ is the band’s most spontaneous work yet. The 11-track collection is a reckoning with circumstance, mortality, and human nature. The material finds strength in accepting what lies beyond our control as it hones in on the bittersweet beauty that underlies doubt and pain and sadness with vivid character studies and unflinching self-examination.

Photo by Jim Gilbert

On past albums, the band—brothers Oliver and Chris Wood and Jano Rix—would write a batch of songs and then deliberately set out to record them, but when it came to making ‘Kingdom In My Mind,’ they began the process without even realizing it. “We weren’t performing songs,” continues Oliver Wood. “We were just improvising and letting the music dictate everything. Somebody would start playing, and then we’d all jump into the groove with them and see where it went. Normally when recording, you’re thinking about your parts and your performances, but with these sessions, we were just reacting to each other and having fun in the moment.”

After listening back, the trio realized there was something undeniably alive and uninhibited in what they captured. So, like a sculptor chipping away at a block of marble, Chris took the sprawling improvisations and carefully chiseled out verses and choruses and bridges and solos until distinctive songs began to take shape. From there, the brothers divvied up the material that spoke to them most, penning lyrics both separately and together as they pondered what it takes to know contentment in our chaotic and confusing world.

Tickets: $36
Additional Info: https://www.palacealbany.org/events/detail/the-wood-brothers

Tour Dates

1/25 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center *
1/26 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
1/28 – Albany, NY – Palace Theater *
1/29 – Portland, ME – State Theatre *
1/30 – Plattsburgh, NY – Strand Center for the Arts *
1/31 – Providence, RI – The Strand *
2/2 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall *
2/3 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *
2/4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
2/5 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *
2/22 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre **
2/23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Virginia G. Piper Theater **
2/25 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom **
2/26 – Crested Butte, CO – Center for the Arts **
2/28 – Jackson, WY – Center for the Arts **
3/1 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room **
3/ 3 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory **
3/ 4 – Bozeman, MT – The ELM **
3/ 5 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma **

* w/ Steve Poltz
** w/ Katie Pruitt

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