The Wood Brothers WSG the T Sisters
Paradise, an album about longing and desire and the ways in which the pursuit of fulfillment can keep it perpetually out of our reach, is The Wood Brothers 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 Auerbachs Easy Eye studio in Nashville, Paradise captures the latest chapter in the ongoing evolution of a bandand a familynavigating 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. Youd 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, its become quite clear that The Wood Brothers is indeed the main act.
Paradise follows the bands acclaimed 2013 release The Muse, which was recorded almost entirely live around a tree of microphones in Zac Browns Southern Ground studio. Hailed previously by the New York Times for their gripping vocals and by the LA Times for their taught musicianship, the live setting proved to be a remarkable showcase for the brothers live chemistry and charismatic magnetism. Taking a different approach to their sixth studio album, the decision to record in Nashville was no coincidence, as Paradise marks the first album written with the entire band living in Music City.
ABOUT THE T SISTERS
The T Sisters, born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, embody harmony. Its in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and the lifetime of practice shows.
The three sisters inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as upright bass (Steve Height), mandolin/guitar (Andrew Allen Fahlander), and drums (Marlon Aldana). Their sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.
In the last two years, theyve been honored to support such acts as Amos Lee, Todd Rundgren, The Waybacks, Laurie Lewis, ALO, Elephant Revival, The California Honeydrops, and more. Notable performances include Merlefest, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (support role), Sisters Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Americana Music Association Festival, Music City Roots, and Garrison Keillors A Prairie Home Companion.
In 2014, the T Sisters released their debut full-length album Kindred Lines under the production of folk/bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis, and they look forward to the release of their new full-length album recorded at the legendary Barefoot Studios in LA in 2016.
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