Genuine charisma sets The Wood Brothers apart from other contemporary rock bands. Many knew Chris Wood as the virtuoso bass ace of avant-garde jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood—but that was before he joined with brother and guitarist Oliver Wood. Together, they created something organic and new. Their brand of Americana, a fusion of two different musical paths, has evolved from a genre-bending project into a highly popular full-time band, fusing Southern rock, American traditionals, New Orleans funk, and Manhattan free-jazz seamlessly, flawlessly, lovingly. Since their inception, the Wood Brothers have developed from a stripped-down, roots-rock-inspired duo with jazz leanings to a rollicking trio capable of holding their own captivating theatres filled with a thousand fans.
Louisiana native Dylan LeBlanc spent his formative years surrounded by some of the region's finest musicians. Dylan began writing his own songs at eleven, and by his late teens, had developed a soulful, bluesy voice and guitar style that resonated with the sights and sounds of his musical youth. He released Paupers Field, his smoky, languid Townes Van Zandt- and Fleet Foxes-inspired debut, on Rough Trade in 2010 at the ripe old age of nineteen, followed by the likeminded Cast the Same Old Shadow in 2012 and the lush and compelling Cautionary Tale in 2016.