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The Wood Brothers One Drop of Truth

“It’s the freest album we’ve done, the most independent album we’ve done, and was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record,” says Oliver Wood.

“And most importantly, this is the most purely Wood Brothers’ album we’ve

ever made.”  Indeed, The Wood Brothers’ sixth outing, ‘One Drop of Truth,’ dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and

influences. Whereas their previous outings have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-­‐line,

here the long-­‐standing trio featuring

brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along

with Jano Rix treat each song as if it

were its own short film. The plaintive,

country-­‐folk of the album’s opening

track “River Takes The Town” gives

way to the The Band-­‐esque Americana

soul of “Happiness Jones.” The wistful

ballad “Strange As It Seems” floats on a

cloud of stream of consciousness,

standing in stark contrast to “Sky High”—a Saturday night barnburner

built upon stinging slide guitar funk.

“Seasick Emotions” is rife with turmoil,

yet “Sparking Wine” is jaunty and carefree. The end result is undeniably

The Wood Brothers’ most dynamic recording to date. Fittingly titled, ‘One

Drop of Truth,’ the latest entry in The

Wood Brothers evolution finds three musicians being true to themselves. In

chaotic times when honesty is in short

supply and ulterior motives seem to

always be at play, The Wood Brothers

put faith in themselves and ultimately

their audience by writing and recording a collection of songs that is honest and

pure. As they sing on the album’s title

track: “Rather die hungry/than feasting

on lies/Give me one drop of truth / I cannot deny.”


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