Recorded at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, TN, “The Muse” mines The Wood Brothers' timeless influences and showcases their high-lonesome harmonies, Chris' virtuosic standup bass, Oliver's gritty acoustic guitars, and warrior poet lyrics. The title track reveals Oliver's songwriting at its most tender and autobiographical to date, while "Honey Jar," doubles up on a bluesy, raucous groove. "Wastin' My Mind" could pass for a lost track from "The Last Waltz," while "Neon Tombstone" drives home the brothers' now more deeply collaborative spirit. Throughout, Oliver's endearingly offbeat vocals are more "gripping" (The New York Times) than ever, with Chris' and Jano's dialed-in harmonies providing rich, rustic texture.
released October 1, 2013
CHRIS WOOD / vocals, bass, harmonica, guitar, mandolin
OLIVER WOOD / vocals, guitar, mandocello
JANO RIX / vocals, drums, shuitar, percussion, melodica, piano
Special Guests -
Buddy Miller / baritone guitar
Regina McCrary / background vocals
Anne McCrary / background vocals
Jim Hoke / saxophone, horn arrangements
Bill Huber / trombone, bass trombone
Steve Herrman / trumpet, cornet
Executive Producer - Zac Brown
Produced by Buddy Miller
Recorded and Mixed by Mike Poole at Southern Ground Studios, Nashville, TN
Mastered by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters Audio, LLC, Nashville, TN
Second Engineers - Matt Mangano, Brandon "Skillet" Conway, Ben Simonetti
Studio Mama - Rebecca Wood
A&R - Ross duPre', Southern Ground Artists
Management - Liz Penta, Emcee Artist Management
Booking - Lynn Cingari, Paradigm Agency
Legal - Elliot Groffman, Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP
Art Direction - Chad Gibson & Matt Tinsley, Southern Ground
Design – Alexandra Clotfelter, Southern Ground
Photography: Cole Cassell & Kyle Rippey, Southern Reel
Illustration: Evan Leavitt
Oliver & Chris Wood use DR Strings.
Chris Wood uses Hoffner basses and Gallien-Krueger amplifiers.
Special Thanks: Liz, Ross, Buddy, Mike, Matt, Zac, Rebecca, Sirkka, Julia, Skillet, Paige, Lynn, Ken, Jennifer, Ben, K-rad, T-rad, Slee, our families and the Southern Ground family.
All songs written by (O. Wood/C. Wood/J. Rix) Royal Kook Music (BMI)/Wood Sound Publishing (BMI)/Spinach Pitts Music (ASCAP)
except for “I Got Loaded,” (B. Camille) La Lou Music (BMI)
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