WOOD Festival’s locally-sourced music line-up..
A bit like one of those organic vegetable boxes, we like to find most of our musical sustenance at Wood from the surrounding area, within 20 miles if possible. Such a choice doesn’t mean any lack of variety: far from it! We have everything from the energetic Balkan gypsy jazz of La Morte Subite to the delicate folk of Jackie Oates, from the raucous rockabilly of Jack Cade & the Everyday Sinners to the eccentric pop of Ralfe Band, not forgetting the many ukes of Oxford Ukeleles! Plus, Adam Barnes, Edd Keene, Jess Hall, Art Theefe, Rainbow Reservoir, Megan Henwood, The August List, Katy Rose & The Cavalry Parade, Reichenback Falls, Until The Bird, Natureboy, Will Phipps, Milky Moon, and Rye Wolf.
Occasionally, one needs to liven the veg box up with a delicacy from further afield. We are very fortunate to have the aptly named Wood Brothers passing through our country. The Wood Brothers are musician siblings Chris and Oliver Wood from Boulder, Colorado. Chris is a founding member of Medeski, Martin & Wood and Oliver played guitar with blues outfit King Johnson, but the two hardly played together for 15 years before coming together for their first studio album as the Wood Brothers, Ways Not to Lose, in 2006. In addition, Canadian roots-rock songwriter Dustin Bentall is passing through, joined by Kendall Carson on the fiddle. From slightly less far afield we have heavenly harmony from House of Hats, dirty rock & roll from Jess Roberts & the Silver Rays, dreamy soundscapes from Oliver Wilde and poetic picking from Owen Tromans. It all adds up to a tasty stew with plenty of roots and plenty of spice.
Tickets for Wood are flying out from www.woodfestival.com and Truck Store, Oxford.