Tickets start at $36 for The Wood Brothers featuring up-and-coming singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt in concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale.
The Wood Brothers are an American roots band made up of brothers Chris and Oliver Wood, along with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, according to a press release.
Opening for The Wood Brothers is musician Pruitt, whose 2020 debut album ‘Expectations’ finds her exploring topics such as mental illness, toxic relationships, and the frustration and struggles of growing up gay in the south. Christian, the statement said, noting his many accolades.
The statement details how the brothers formed the group when they reunited after pursuing their own musical careers. They broke up when Oliver moved to Atlanta, where he played guitar and sang before founding King Johnson, a band that released six albums of blues-inspired R&B, funk and country over 12 years.
During this time, Chris studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music and moved to New York. In 1992 he co-founded Medeski Martin & Wood, which released two dozen albums over two decades.
After pursuing separate music careers for 15 years, the brothers performed together in North Carolina in 2001, according to the statement.
“This is the first time the Wood Brothers have performed at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts,” Abbey Messmer, the center’s programming director, said in the statement. “Our venue is the perfect listening room to discover incredible musicians like these. Their soulful harmonies and heartfelt storytelling style will leave people grateful to have come out.
“Kingdom In My Mind” follows the Wood Brothers’ recent studio release, 2018’s “One Drop Of Truth,” which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and earned the group’s first Grammy nomination for Best American album.
Tracks from the disc racked up around 8 million streams on Spotify, and the band took the album on the road for a tour of the United States and Europe, the outlet noted.
Valley audience members can ‘be part of this in-person family reunion’, but all guests ages 12 and older must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours of the show date , as well as a photo ID, to attend the shows.
Alternatively, customers can provide proof of full vaccination. Masks are encouraged to protect artists, staff and patrons, the statement noted. For health and safety protocols, visit ScottsdalePerformingArts.org/covid-19-response.
Information: ScottsdalePerformingArts.org/events; or call 480-499-TKTS (8587).