The Wood Brothers

»Heart Is the Hero«

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The Wood Brothers
The Wood Brothers © Shervin Lainez
The Wood Brothers
The Wood Brothers © Shervin Lainez
Robbie Cavanagh
Robbie Cavanagh © Dan Wiebe Photography

In praise of slowing down

With the Wood Brothers, the name says it all: wood is authentic, durable, unique and, above all, natural. These are also the qualities of the trio’s music, which is deeply rooted in American musical traditions.

Their music – as a song of praise for slowing down – offers an alternative to the accelerating advance of digital innovation, and oozes American tradition, from folk and gospel to jazz and blues. Recorded entirely in analogue, their latest album »Heart Is the Hero« is also all about intuitive storytelling and authentic sounds when performed live in concert. »I better slow down, ’cause a soul can’t travel that fast«, they sing in »Pilgrim«. If you just close your eyes, you can see the vastness of the American landscape passing you by on your road trip, and hear the crackle of a campfire. In the best possible sense, it doesn’t get more American than this!

Raised in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains by a father who loved to sing around a camp fire, Chris and Oliver Wood initially went separate ways. Oliver played guitar in blues, funk and country bands, while Chris studied bass and formed a jazz fusion band. At a joint concert of their respective bands, the pair decided to make music together again – and they have now been enjoying great success, with nine albums released, as a trio with the drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix for more than 20 years.

Support act Robbie Cavanagh opens the concert with songs from his new album »Tough Love«. He has fully committed himself to handmade, honest music, too and presents an authentic Americana sound with guitar, highly praised by the press: »A wide vocal range, exceptional guitar accompaniment – an emotional performance with intense lyrics.«


The Wood Brothers

Oliver Wood vocals, guitar
Chris Wood bass, vocals, harmonica
Jano Rix drums, keyboards, vocals

Robbie Cavanagh singer-songwriter


»Heart is the Hero«

Estimated end time

approx. 22:30

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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