Wood Brothers, The / Smoke Ring Halo
Album: Smoke Ring Halo   Collection:General
Artist:Wood Brothers, The   Added:Mar 2012
Label:Southern Ground Artists  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-02 Pull Date: 2012-08-05

Recent Airplay
1. May 26, 2016: Feng Shui
Made It Up The Mountain
4. Jan 20, 2016: 1-20-2016
Mary Anna, Blue And Green, Made It Up The Mountain, Smoke Ring Halo
2. Feb 20, 2016: the pocket
When I Was Young
5. Jun 30, 2015: That's Not Bluegrass
Stumbled In
3. Jan 20, 2016: funk to fiddle
Made It Up The Mountain
6. Jan 08, 2015: 1-8-2015
Made It Up The Mountain

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-05-19
This record is a museum of rootsy American styles: folk, R&B, Country-rock, even a bit jazz in spots. Songs are creative & original, but proudly let their many influences show. The core group is Oliver Wood on lead vocals & guitars, brother Chris on bass & harmonica, and a drummer. Numerous guests (some notable) sit in; #3, 5, & 10 have big ensembles incl organ & horns. A very good album. I like every song; some I like a lot.

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1 * Mid-fast mostly. Folk-rock love song. Acoustic guitar with min bass & drums. (3:27)
2 * Fast, cookin’ Southern-fried rock. Outstanding slide guitar, both rhythm & solo. (3:57)
3 **Slow dance in swaying 3/4. Pleading of neglected wife. Highlight is a big organ. (3:30)
4 * Mid-tempo bluesy slither with a Dr-John-like vocal. (4:46)
5 *** Mid-tempo ironic break-up song. Like a song John Prine could have written. Big extended band with harmonica, organ, horns sounds great. Perhaps his best singing. (3:27)
6 ** Fast. Jazzy (Moss Allison style) lyric & vocal, set to funky R&B guitar & bass. (3:46)
7 * Slow. Folk-rock ballad about taking a chance & committing to someone. Fine layered guitars. Dead ringer Neil Young harp. (4:16)
8 *** Wow. Rhythm section sounds like Stax Records. Call & response singing right out of church. Fun, funky Southern-rock sounds like Little Feat. So much to like. (3:44)
9 * Mid-tempo, mellow cosmic country. Singing a bit twangy. Hum-along melody. (3:56)
10 ** Slow & bluesy. Quite spare at first; grows to include horns. Powerful singing. (3:32)

Track Listing
1. Mary Anna   6. When I Was Young
2. Shoofly Pie   7. The Shore
3. Pay Attention   8. Made It Up The Mountain
4. Stumbled In   9. Rainbow
5. Smoke Ring Halo   10. Blue And Green