The Wood Brothers


Bassist Chris Wood will always be inextricably tied to instrumental jam band royalty Medeski Martin & Wood, but when operating outside the firm, known for its avant-garde, improvisatory rendering of funk motifs, Wood’s voice, both on vocals and on the fretboard, stems from folksier origins. Brotherly love brings out the bluegrass harmonizing, and he and guitarist Oliver Wood certainly have a near-psychic fraternal bond that, though lacking in the type of sibling rivalry conducive to an edgier aesthetic, has an inborn lyricism and alpine fireplace familiarity that could transform the most cavernous venue into an intimate living room.

Fri., March 1, 9 p.m., 2013