The Wood Brothers Announce 5th Album – ‘Paradise’ – Set National Tour

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The Wood Brothers’ desire for human connection helps shapes the songs on their new album ‘Paradise’, out October 2 on Honey Jar Records/Thirty Tigers, and provides the storyline for the opening track “Singin’ to Strangers”, which premiered today on Paste.

‘Paradise’ is the band’s most rocking and collaborative collection to date. The album features a number of firsts for the band including their first recording session at Dan Auerbach’s East Eye Sound, the first time they’ve written an album collectively with all three members in the same room, and the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Chris Wood on electric bass.

As captured on “Singin’ to Strangers” and the donkey gazing at the carrot on the album’s cover, ‘Paradise’ explores the paradox of longing, desire and the ways in which the pursuit of fulfillment can keep it perpetually out of our reach.

The desire for connection is clear on the album from “Touch Of Your Hand”–a song about what Chris describes as “the most basic human need that there is”–to “Two Places”–a track about longing for home and family while on the road–to “Never And Always,” which examines the fundamental emotional experiences of loneliness and belonging. “Snake Eyes” and “American Heartache” both explore the dark side of longing, how the constant need for more in our consumer culture can engender a perpetual dissatisfaction with never having enough, while on “Without Desire,” they find the beauty and the magic that the titular emotion can bring into our lives.

The Wood Brothers are currently on a national headlining tour with stops at Carnegie Hall, Americana Music Festival and more:

The Wood Brothers – 2015 Tour Dates

8/01 – Petaluma, CA – Petaluma Music Festival

8/16 – Lyons, CA – Folks Festival

8/21 – Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park Arts Festival

8/22 – Pownal, VT – The Full Tilt Boogie

9/06 – Brooklyn, MI – The Big Mitten Fair & Festival

9/12 – Minden, WV – Ace Adventure Resort

9/18 – Nashville, TN- Americana Music Festival

9/25 – Columbia, MO – Roots n Blues n BBQ Festival

9/26 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

9/27 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater

9/28 – Nelsonville, OH – Stuart’s Opera House

9/29 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage

10/01 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

10/02 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre

10/03 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

10/04 – Portland, ME – State Theatre

10/06 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater

10/07 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music Theatre

10/08 – Somerville, MA – Somerville Theatre

10/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

11/04 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre

11/05 – Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium

11/06 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House

11/07 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

11/08 – Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club*

11/10 – Louisville, KY – The Headliners Club*

11/11 – Bowling Green, KY – The Warehouse at Mt. Victor

11/12 – Birmingham, AL – WordPlay Theatre

11/13 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

11/14 – Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theatre at Spirit

11/17 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center

11/18 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

11/19 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom

11/20 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall

11/21 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre

12/04- Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley

12/05- Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley

12/06- Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley

3/5/16 – New York, NY – Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

*co-headline with The Infamous Stringdusters

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