The Wood Brothers :: One Drop Of Truth


Blues, folk, gospel, jazz, funk. Er is geen rootsband die al die traditionele muzikale stijlen zo mengt als The Wood Brothers. Afkomstig uit Colorado opereert het trio tegenwoordig vanuit Nashville en met One Drop Of Truth hebben ze hun beste CD tot nu toe afgeleverd. Ze zijn The Band en Little Feat van deze tijd. Virtuoze instrumentalisten, creatief, maar bovenal ook fabuleuze liedjesschrijvers. One Drop Of Truth is experimenteel, spannend en toegankelijk tegelijk. Een plaat voor de eeuwigheid.

It’s the freest album we’ve done, the most independent album we’ve done, and was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record,” says Oliver Wood. “And most importantly, this is the most purely Wood Brothers’ album we’ve ever made.”

Indeed, The Wood Brothers’ sixth outing, ‘One Drop of Truth,’ dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences. Whereas their previous outings have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-line, here the long-standing trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix treat each song as if it were its own short film. The plaintive, country-folk of the album’s opening track “River Takes The Town” gives way to the The Band-esque Americana soul of “Happiness Jones.” The wistful ballad “Strange As It Seems” floats on a cloud of stream of consciousness, standing in stark contrast to “Sky High”—a Saturday night barnburner built upon stinging slide guitar funk. “Seasick Emotions” is rife with turmoil, yet “Sparking Wine” is jaunty and carefree. The end result is undeniably The Wood Brothers’ most dynamic recording to date.

photo by alysse gafkjen

1. River Takes the Town
2. Happiness Jones
3. Laughin’ or Crying
4. Strange As It Seems
5. Sky High
6. Seasick Emotions
7. This is It
8. Sparkling Wine
9. One Drop of Truth
10. Can’t Look Away



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