August 21, 2012 by Benji
I remember seeing the Wood Brothers 4 or 5 years ago at the moe. SummerCamp Music Festival in Chillicothe Illinos, (as an aside moe. and Umphrey’s McGee kill it there EVERY summer) These guys blew me away, being an MMW fan had nothing to do with why I liked them. Their simple take on music is out of this world. The video below is a great example.
The Wood Brothers cover Michael Jackson:
By Josh Modell August 21, 2012
We’ve had such fine performances from other acoustic acts this year that it seemed like a safe bet to invite The Wood Brothers into the round room. The band–which features Chris Wood ofMedeski, Martin & Wood–chose one of the toughest songs on the list, too: Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing).” (Fun fact: “P.Y.T.” was the sixth single from Thriller, an album that only has nine songs.) Instead of the full dance treatment, The Wood Brothers broke it down to guitar, bass, and “shit-tar,” which is a guitar modified for use as a percussion instrument. There may also be cameos, so stick around. The Wood Brothers’ latest album is Live Volume One: Sky High. Enjoy.