Win Tickets ($72): The Wood Brothers @ Revolution Hall | American Roots, w/ Taylor Ashton

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Wood Brothers @ Revolution Hall on February 11. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 6.



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From our sponsors:
The Wood Brothers
February 11, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $36 | 21+
More info: etix.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

The Wood Brothers didn’t know they were making a record. Looking back, they’re grateful for that.

“If we had known, we probably would have been too self-conscious to play what we played,” reflects bassist/vocalist Chris Wood. “At the time, we just thought we were jamming to break in our new studio, so we felt free to explore all these different ways of performing together without worrying about form or structure. It was liberating.”

Recorded live to tape, those freewheeling, improvised sessions became a vast pool of source material from which The Wood Brothers would go on to draw ‘Kingdom In My Mind,’ their seventh studio release and most spontaneous and experimental collection yet. While on past records, the band—Chris, guitarist/vocalist Oliver Wood, and drummer/keyboardist Jano Rix—would write a large batch of songs and then record them all at once, ‘Kingdom’ found them retroactively carving tunes out of sprawling instrumental jam sessions like sculptors chipping away at blocks of marble. Deep as the lyrics dig, the arrangements always manage to remain buoyant and light, though, drawing from across a broad sonic spectrum to create a transportive, effervescent blend that reflects the trio’s unique place in the modern musical landscape.

“My brother came to this band from the blues and gospel world, and my history was all over the map with jazz and R&B,” says Chris, who first rose to fame with the pioneering trio Medeski Martin & Wood. “The idea for this group has always been to marry our backgrounds, to imagine what might happen if Robert Johnson and Charles Mingus had started a band together.”

‘Kingdom In My Mind’ follows The Wood Brothers’ most recent studio release, 2018’s ‘One Drop Of Truth,’ which hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and garnered the band their first GRAMMY nomination for Best Americana Album. NPR praised the record’s “unexpected changes and kaleidoscopic array of influences,” while Uncut hailed its “virtuosic performances and subtly evocative lyrics,” and Blurt proclaimed it “a career-defining album.” Tracks from the record racked up roughly 8 million streams on Spotify alone, and the band took the album on the road for extensive tour dates in the US and Europe, including their first-ever headline performance at Red Rocks, two nights at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore (captured on their 2019 release, ‘Live At The Fillmore’), and festival appearances everywhere from Bonnaroo to XPoNential.

The Wood Brothers have partnered with American Friends of Canadian Conservation so that $1 per ticket will support The Nature Trust of British Columbia (NTBC) in their efforts to conserve ecologically-rich wetlands and protect irreplaceable land from development. Every $1 donated will be matched by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with $2 so more endangered wetlands can be saved.

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26 Comments

  1. Kacy on January 24, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    Ohhh this would be such a fun treat to win tix to bring a date to watch the Wood Brothers live!!! Please throw my name in the hat! Thank you!

  2. Drew on January 24, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    One of my favorite bands! Would love to see them live.

  3. Jason on January 24, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    This would be so much fun! Would love to win this!

  4. Richard Potts on January 24, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    I would be very excited to see the Wood brothers!! Thank you!

  5. Peter on January 24, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    This would be fun!

  6. Tonya on January 24, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Big fan of the Wood Brothers. I would love to be able to make it out to this show!

  7. Morgan on January 24, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Didn’t get to see them at Red Rocks due to COVID. Nothing better at rewriting a memory than winning tickets!

  8. Deb Maryanov on January 24, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    This will be a great show! I love Revolution Hall!

  9. Teena Winski on January 24, 2023 at 11:27 pm

    I would love to see this concert at Revolution Hall!

  10. Tracer on January 24, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    It’s been too long since we had a night out. This would be wonderful!

  11. James Tiefenthaler on January 25, 2023 at 7:43 am

    Great music!

  12. Ellyn on January 25, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Such a good band! I’ve would love to see them. I saw them years ago and would love to see what’s new and hear some of their older tunes as well.

  13. Tina D. on January 25, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    I’m new to town and I haven’t been able to attend a show at Revolution Hall yet!

  14. Cory on January 25, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Id be a better man at this show

  15. RMH on January 25, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    Pick me!!!

  16. Betsy LeVine on January 26, 2023 at 8:10 am

    The last time we saw the Wood Brothers was at Pickathon about 12 years ago. I would love to update that sentence.

  17. Chrisi S on January 26, 2023 at 10:48 am

    This would be so fun!

  18. Mia on January 26, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    I’m a huge fan, would love to see them!

  19. Melissa Merriman on January 29, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Any night with music is going to be a good night 🙂

  20. Madeline Nico on January 30, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    The Wood Brothers are my favorite band!!!!!!

  21. Mary on January 31, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Sounds like fun!

  22. Dave G. on February 1, 2023 at 12:05 am

    Holy Moly! Save me on this one! When I went to get tickets it was sold out! Definitely my bad

  23. Linda Anthony on February 1, 2023 at 5:58 am

    They are so good. I’m
    Old and I even braved the blues festival to see them last summer. My new hip replacement and I would love to see them again at the wonderful and ADA helpful Rev Hall. Been a long time since I’ve been there!

    • Rob on February 3, 2023 at 10:47 am

      Juke!

  24. Francesca on February 2, 2023 at 6:15 am

    Pick me please.

  25. L.Long on February 2, 2023 at 9:31 am

    Totally Yes!!!!

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