Win Tickets ($50): The Wood Brothers @ Crystal Ballroom | Americana, Folk Rock, Rock, w/ The Mastersons

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Wood Brothers @ Crystal Ballroom on March 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 26.


From our sponsors:
The Wood Brothers
March 1, 2018
Doors 6:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $25 | All Ages

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St. Oregon 97209

In a career chock full of highlights, The Wood Brothers hold a special place in their hearts for their performances at Levon Helm’s legendary Midnight Ramble. As repeat special guests at Helm’s famed Woodstock barn, the trio—guitarist Oliver Wood, bassist Chris Wood, and drummer Jano Rix— developed a cherished friendship with the late icon that transcended simple musical collaboration and left an indelible mark on their songs and their lives. That shared history made it all the more emotional when The Wood Brothers returned to the barn on August 19, 2016, for their first Ramble since Helm’s passing. Captured pristinely on their new album, ‘Live At The Barn,’ the band’s sold-out performance that night spanned their career and showcased the kind of singularly eclectic and electrifying performance style that’s earned them devoted legions of fans around the world.

“We’re huge fans of Levon’s and count him as a big influence,” says Oliver, who named his son for Helm. “Since we actually got to know him, his influence was more than musical—it was personal. He was one of those unique and powerful personalities, and I’ll always remember how gracious he was. We also got to know his daughter Amy quite well and have had great tours and collaborations with her. She’s a beautiful soul just like her dad, and we have fond memories of playing with both of them in that barn.” Live At The Barn follows 2015’s critically acclaimed Paradise, which the band recorded at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio in their adopted hometown of Nashville, TN. Hailed by Rolling Stone for songwriting “that hits both the heart and head” and praised by American Songwriter for its “spry, soulful folk-rock,” the album debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and launched The Wood Brothers into the most successful year of their career, with performances everywhere from Bonnaroo to Red Rocks to Carnegie Hall. NPR’s World Cafe raved that “there is so much warmth, soul and musicianship at a Wood Brothers show, it’s no surprise that the band’s audience keeps growing,” and Live At The Barn is no exception. Over the course of the album’s nine tracks, the band careens from soul to folk to funk to blues to rock, mixing acoustic and electric instruments and effortlessly blending eras and regions of American music. While the album documents their remarkably adventurous musicianship and tight interplay, it also manages to capture their extraordinary relationship with their fans, an essential ingredient in the magic of any Wood Brothers concert. On “I Got Loaded,” the exuberant audience joins in a rousing call and response, while the bluesy groove of “Tried And Tempted” elicits whoops and hollers from listeners overcome by the energy in the room. The Wood Brothers can effectively transform any venue into a revival tent with their exhilarating performances, but there’s something singular about playing in that barn. “It’s so intimate and casual that it feels less like a concert and more like a living room jam,” says Oliver. “The spirit in there is strong, from the history and the intent that Levon had when he built the place to all the great music and musicians that have played there.” With Live At The Barn, The Wood Brothers weave their own little moment into the rich and ever expanding tapestry of Levon’s barn, while at the same time tipping their cap to the influences that came before them. It’s only fitting, then, that the record ends with The Band’s “Ophelia,” a mainstay of The Wood Brothers’ live show from a time well before any of them ever imagined performing, let alone recording an album, in such an historic space. “We’re just proud and honored and humbled that this album was made in the barn,” says Oliver. “I’d like to think we’re part of the same lineage as The Band. We certainly draw from a lot of the same roots, and they’ve always been an inspiration. Their music reminds us to be ourselves.”

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29 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): The Wood Brothers @ Crystal Ballroom | Americana, Folk Rock, Rock, w/ The Mastersons

  1. Annie February 22, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

    I saw the wood brothers the last time they were at the crystal! SO amazing…I would love to brighten up my Thursday with this :)

  2. Melissa Jasper February 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    My super broke butt would love to attend this show! Pick me!!!

  3. Carrie Hearne February 22, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

    Love, love love The Wood Brothers! I’d dust off my cowgirl boots for this show. : )

  4. Timothy tipton February 22, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    Just recently discovered this group and now here they are in my backyard. Bet they put on a great show.

  5. Marcie February 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm #

    Wood Brothers are Sooooo good. We would love to go to this show! My hon will be thrilled! (Late V-day present )

  6. Christina February 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  7. Lisalong February 22, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

    So want to see The Wood Brother’s

  8. Renee February 22, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

    This would be so fun!

  9. Aaron February 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

    A midnight ramble with the Wood Bros. at the Crystal would be excelente!

  10. Dave G. February 22, 2018 at 10:11 pm #

    Shoudah, Couldah….Woodah…!

  11. Wendell O February 23, 2018 at 6:25 am #

    I’ve got Wood just thinking about this show!

  12. Robert Long February 23, 2018 at 7:44 am #

    Love the Wood Bros!

  13. Klavdia February 23, 2018 at 7:56 am #

    I’ve always wanted to see them!

  14. Marie Fisher February 23, 2018 at 8:55 am #

    Love this band and will be over there for First Thursday, so would love to see them live!

  15. Tim_D February 23, 2018 at 9:46 am #

    Love the Wood Brothers! What a fun night! We’d love to go! !

  16. Paul February 23, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    I really like this band. Would love a chance for a cheap date night.

  17. seri February 23, 2018 at 11:22 am #

    always in the mood to cry to folk music in public spaces

  18. Kendall February 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    Would love to see these guys with my boyfriend! Big fans! Thanks!

  19. Chris February 25, 2018 at 9:55 am #

    In 2016 I went to a music festival, and one of the main featured bands that drew me in was the Wood Brothers. But their set ended up getting rained out, and I haven’t gotten a chance to see them since. Would love to get that show back this Friday!

  20. Madeline nico February 25, 2018 at 10:08 am #

    Never seen them and they are my favortie band of all time!!! I would be so beyond excited to go see them.

  21. Dina February 25, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    The crystal ain’t the barn but with a little imagination, I’ll be there.

  22. Scott Pierce February 25, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

    I like this band. Right now winning tickets is the only way I can afford to go because of dental bills.

  23. Jade February 25, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

    This concert looks like a great time! I’d love to take some to the crystal ballroom who has never been before!

  24. Michelle February 25, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

    These guys are awesome! i’d love to check them out.

  25. Michael February 25, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

    I have been out of work for a few months and this would really give me the pep I need to keep fighting the good fight.

  26. michael dalton February 26, 2018 at 3:26 am #

    I Wood really like to see these guys!

  27. Aud February 26, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    I’ll trade you sheep for wood.

  28. Chelsy February 27, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

    I would be the Luckiest (wo)Man if you would Make Me Down a Pallet on [the Ballroom’s] Floor for this show. I will Sing It Again like When I Was Young, Loaded and Singing to Strangers. This Is It! Can’t Look Away…

  29. Jade Webster February 27, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

    Looks like a great show! I’d love to attend!

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