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The Wood Brothers - Up Above My Head - self-released collection of covers

The Wood Brothers Up Above My Head
The Wood Brothers - Up Above My Head
(CD) self-released, 2009-04-01

The Wood Brothers recently released Up Above My Head; an 8 song collection of classic Americana, Rock and Blues covers, featuring some of the brothers' favorite artists and songs such as The Beatles' Fixin' a Hole and Steve Earle's Mystery Train Pt.2. Up Above My Head is currently available at live shows, and on-line at CD

The Wood Brothers Up Above My Head
The Wood Brothers - Up Above My Head
(CD) self-released, 2009-04-01

Tracklisting :
01. Up Above My Head (Sister Rosetta Tharpe cover)
02. Mystery Train Part II (Steve Earle cover)
03. Liza Jane (Traditional, Arranged by The Wood Brothers)
04. Fixing a Hole (The Beatles cover)
05. Get Out My Life Woman (Allen Toussaint cover)
06. Sing It Again (Beck cover)
07. Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers Band cover)
08. Comes Love (Billie Holiday cover)

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Oliver and Chris Wood grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Sons of a Poet and a Microbiologist, they both took up music. Oliver moved to Atlanta and became a southerner. Chris moved to New York City and became a Yankee. Now, after years of musical and geographical separation they have reunited.

While in Atlanta, Oliver soaked up the roots of blues, the soul of the south, and found he had a talent for writing and singing songs. His band, King Johnson (named after Freddy King and Robert Johnson) toured mostly in the southern states. Meanwhile, Chris was living in Manhattan playing everything from free jazz to rock and roll. This is where he met his band mates to form Medeski Martin & Wood.

Now The Wood Brothers have begun a collaboration that combines their shared childhood influences with everything they've learned since leaving home. Their music has a rootsy feel that blends blues, folk, and rock music in a guitar/bass duo.

The brothers’ new album, "Loaded" produced by John Medeski, was released on Blue Note Records, April 1, 2008.

Now, in 2009, The Wood Brothers have released Up Above My Head, an 8 track collection of Rock, Blues and Country covers featuring some of the Wood Brothers favorite songs and artists. Up Above My Head includes songs from Steve Earle, The Beatles, Beck and Allen Toussaint.


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