Win Tickets ($50): The Wood Brothers @ Crystal Ballroom | “Masters of Soulful Folk,”Blues, w/ The Shook Twins

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Wood Brothers @ Crystal Ballroom on March 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 6.


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March 10, 2017
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $23 ADV, $25 Doors | 21+

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

The cover of The Wood Brothers’ gorgeous new album, ‘Paradise,’ is adorned with an illustration of a mule staring at a carrot dangling just inches in front of its mouth. The carrot, though, is hanging from a stick affixed to the mule’s own head. “In some ways, he’s already got it,” explains guitarist Oliver Wood. “And in some ways, he’ll never have it.” That paradox is at the core of ‘Paradise,’ an album about longing and desire and the ways in which the pursuit of fulfillment can keep it perpetually out of our reach. It’s a beautiful collection, the band’s most sophisticated work to date and also their most rocking, with bassist Chris Wood playing electric on tracks for the first time. Recorded at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio in Nashville, ‘Paradise’ captures the latest chapter in the ongoing evolution of a band—and a family—navigating the joy and challenges of a life in music.

Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste, The Wood Brothers released their debut studio album, ‘Ways Not To Lose,’ on Blue Note in 2006. You’d be forgiven at the time for expecting it to be something of a side project. Chris Wood already had legions of devoted fans for his incomparable work as one-third of Medeski Martin & Wood, while his brother Oliver toured with Tinsley Ellis before releasing a half-dozen albums with his band King Johnson. Almost a decade later and with drummer Jano Rix added as a permanent third member, it’s become quite clear that The Wood Brothers is indeed the main act.

‘Paradise’ follows the band’s acclaimed 2013 release ‘The Muse,’ which was recorded almost entirely live around a tree of microphones in Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio. Hailed previously by the New York Times for their “gripping” vocals and by the LA Times for their “taught musicianship,” the brothers found the live setting to be a remarkable showcase for their live chemistry and charismatic magnetism. But when it came time to record ‘Paradise,’ their fifth studio album, the band knew the music called for a different approach.

“For this album, we wanted to have a more up-close and dry sound,” explains Chris. “I worked on another record at Easy Eye and I just loved the room. Dan’s studio is cool because it’s not old, but it feels that way when you walk into it. It reminds me of Sun Studios. It just has that feeling of a small room with natural compression, and I think you hear that in the sounds on the record.”

The Shook Twins

“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” – Neil Gaiman, New York Times – Best-Selling Author

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

The twins are the main songwriters but they have recently started backing up their band members, Niko Daoussis (Cyber Camel) and Anna Tivel (Anna and the Underbelly) and adding their stunning songs to the mix.

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36 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): The Wood Brothers @ Crystal Ballroom | “Masters of Soulful Folk,”Blues, w/ The Shook Twins

  1. Leslie February 27, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

    What a wonderful evening with these talented artists!

  2. Matthew Giglio February 27, 2017 at 8:08 pm #

    Wood brothers hoot!

  3. Heather February 28, 2017 at 6:48 am #

    OH MY GOSH how cool! Sign me up!

  4. Kelly February 28, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    The Wood Bros ROCK!It would be awesome to see them work there magic

  5. Brian February 28, 2017 at 11:48 am #

    Love these guys, would love to win tickets!

  6. Valerie DeWille February 28, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Love ❤️

  7. Linda S February 28, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

    I would enjoy seeing them again

  8. Jala February 28, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

    Mom and dad need a night out. It’s time. Man is it time. Thank you!

  9. Susan Brodesser February 28, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    Pick me, I rarely win!

  10. Lisa February 28, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

    I absolutely adore the Wood Brothers and would welcome the opportunity to see them in concert! <3

  11. Cara February 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    Please please please pick me!

  12. Ryan G. February 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

    Because a night out is always a good time.

  13. Saul Korin February 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    Maybe one of the greatest live bands these days. Love them!!

  14. Marie February 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

    I was supposed to see them at the Hangtown Music Festival last fall, but the shows got rescheduled and I wasn’t able to fly back east for them. Would love to finally see them!

  15. Jim Mc February 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

    Never had a chance to see these guys. Would love to go!

  16. Dave G. February 28, 2017 at 7:05 pm #

    I’ll have a Wood Brothers….and make it Shook(en), please!

  17. Tim D February 28, 2017 at 7:58 pm #

    LOVE Wood Bros. Soulful, bluesey..perfect. thanks for the opportunity

  18. Betsy February 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

    I love this band!

  19. Lisa L. February 28, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

    Would love to win these tickets for a surprise for my daughter!!! Then we can go together

  20. John February 28, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    Man this would be CRAZY. Also, well done PDX. This group of tickets you’re giving away is solid. I’m hooked.

  21. Ryan February 28, 2017 at 9:58 pm #

    date night

  22. Jessica F February 28, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    If the Shook Twins are opening, the Wood Brothers must be good!

  23. Audrey March 1, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    Shook wood good! Dood! I wood love to goo.

  24. Rob March 1, 2017 at 7:32 am #

    Wood Bros at the Crystal is a solid combo!

  25. Marcie March 1, 2017 at 7:41 am #

    Yes, please! Wood Brothers is always a great show. Can’t wait!

  26. Reid March 1, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    Ahh! They sound awesome

  27. Sabrina March 1, 2017 at 10:01 pm #

    Can’t wait!

  28. Benny March 2, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    SO GOOD! Need to shake the winter off

  29. David Patterson March 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Never seen these cats, but I sure dig their sound and I would love to go!

  30. Hannah March 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

    I would love to see this show.

  31. Linda Anthony March 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

    Please baby, Please!!!! I’m so broke trying to pay my PGE bill. I love them! I will share the 2nd tic w another broke friend!!

  32. Zach March 5, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    I would sure love to see them live!

  33. Julie Wilkerson March 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

    I would love to go to this show! And to introduce them to my partner!

  34. Anne March 6, 2017 at 8:10 am #

    Fantastic listening opportunity

  35. Karson Ellis March 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    This group is so charming, I’ve been a big fan for years! Would love to be able to see them!

  36. Marissa March 10, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    Would love to go!!

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