Blasts from the Past, a weekly 4 Peaks Presents series, allows you to relive the best sets from 4 Peaks Music Festivals of days past. Each week, we’ll reach into our extensive video catalog and share the must-sees and rare gems. So pull up a couch, grab a friend or two, and enjoy show!

Blasts from the Past, a weekly 4 Peaks Presents series, allows you to relive the best sets from 4 Peaks Music Festivals of days past. Each week, we’ll reach into our extensive video catalog and share the must-sees and rare gems. So pull up a couch, grab a friend or two, and enjoy show!

The Wood Brothers
2019-06-22
Cascade Mountain Stage

One of my favorite things about headlining sets at summer music festivals is the transition from day to night. And when bands such as The Wood Brothers know how to bring a dynamic performance to the time slot, it’s almost like seeing two different sets in one. As the sun goes down, the stage lights come up and the music gets a little grittier. And, in this case, Chris Wood swaps out the stand-up bass for his electric Hoffner.

When you’re as talented as Oliver Wood (guitar, lead vocals), Chris Wood (bass, harmonica, backing vocals), and Jano Rix (percussion, keys, backing vocals), you can shape the definition of Americana around whatever you choose. On this particular summer’s evening, the trio moved effortlessly from folk to blues to jazz to funk. The chemistry between all three could be heard in their spot-on vocal harmonies or simply in the introductions; “my little brother Chris,” “my big brother Oliver.” The unofficial fourth member of the band—the crowd—remained an active participant throughout the show as well. They were appreciative with cheers, quieter during the 1-mic moments, and rightfully rowdy at the appropriate times.

In all, the feel-good performance was everything expected. Oliver’s distinctive voice lent emotion to his original songs. Chris, who I have been a fan of since his days with Medeski, Martin & Wood, put on a bass player’s master class. And, Jano performed magic as he played drums and keys at the same time. About an hour in, we even got a guest sit-in from Billy Strings. All in all, this was a quality set by consummate professionals.

Highlights:
Day – Postcards From Hell
Night-You Wreck Me > Honey Jar

Setlist:
1:00 Sing About It
5:05 Keep Me Around
9:30 Mary Anna
14:00 Tried & Tempted
18:57 Sky High
23:20 Is What It Is
30:08 Postcards from Hell
36:10 Sparkling Wine
41:40 Snake Eyes
50:00 The Muse
54:30 Fox on the Run (w Billy Strings)
58:45 Happiness Jones
1:06:40 Shoofly Pie
1:11:45 Luckiest Man
1:19:25 Big Boss Man
1:22:36 You Wreck Me
1:26:30 Honey Jar
1:34:50 (e) Atlas

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