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See the Wood Brothers on Friday Night

March 17th, 2010

Chris and Oliver Wood grew up in Boulder, Colo., but went their separate ways after high school. Chris ended up in New York City and eventually became the bassist in Medeski, Martin and Wood. Oliver moved to Atlanta, and after playing guitar with Tinsley Ellis, he put his songwriting skills to use in forming the bluesy King Johnson. Although the Wood Brothers played together at family functions, they didn’t take their mix of blues, folk and rock public until 2005. They put out Ways Not to Lose the next year, and they’ve released more music since. And now they’re back, at The Bowery Ballroom on Friday. Check out the Wood Brothers, above, playing “Get Out of My Life Woman” in the studio, and then go see them live on Friday.