The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes The Wood Brothers on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
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 they would go on to draw “Kingdom In My Mind”, their seventh studio release and most spontaneous and experimental collection yet.
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. A testament to the limitless creativity of the unharnessed mind, the record explores the power of our external surroundings to shape our internal worlds (and vice versa), reckoning with time, mortality, and human nature.
Doors 7:00pm | Show 8:00pm
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