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Most country artists in the early ‘00s seem to believe that a cowboy hat and a few songs about fishing and beer are enough to establish their down home bona fides, but country rocker Zac Brown has proven that his local pride runs deeper than a few lazy gestures. Brown reinvested many of the profits garnered by his string of number-one country hits into Southern Ground, a label that features artists that hail from the same Georgia club circuit that Zac Brown cut his teeth on. Southern Ground’s roster includes young songwriters like Levi Lowrey and Sonia Leigh, but also more seasoned performers such as the Wood Brothers, who signed with Southern Ground to release their third full-length, Smoke Ring Halo, in the summer of 2011. As on all Wood Brothers releases, the deep, high lonesome harmonies of siblings Chris and Oliver command immediate attention, but on Smoke Ring Halo the two brothers have enlivened their Southern roots music with occasional jazz-inflected arrangements that recall Chris Wood’s work with the instrumental trio Medeski, Martin and Wood.

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Best Album I've bought in 3 years

This album is flawless, and there are a couple songs in here that are anthemic. It's hard to imagine anyone writing a song better than "Smoke Ring Halo" or "Mary Anna". You can get different, but you can't get any richer than those two. Juxtipose that with whimsical "Shoofly Pie", a song in which the bass makes it virtually impossible to keep your booty still, and you get the idea. Dynamic, eclectic, and deeply moving at the same time. Very satisfying purchase...and they are even better live. I caught their show at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville and I was blown away. Looking forward to seeing what's next for the Wood Brothers.


Saw them perform this album in December 2010 and have been waiting for it to be released 9 long months! Love, love, love, these guys. They are so genuine and refreshing. Buy this album now!

Lovely album

I love every song on this album. It is hard to pick a favorite. Maybe Rainbow or Made it up the Mountain. The lay of their voices is so perfect for the music they play. They are truly talented brothers.


Genre: Country

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Brothers Oliver and Chris Wood -- the Wood Brothers -- grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and both left the area after graduating from high school, Oliver moving to Atlanta while Chris ended up in New York. Oliver, a guitarist, discovered he had a knack for writing songs and formed the blues-based King Johnson, which continues to do frequent gigs on the Southern circuit. Chris, a bassist, began playing jazz and rock in New York, eventually teaming up with John Medeski and Billy Martin to form the successful...
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