Wood Brothers - Muse (Vinyl)
Recorded at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, TN, 2013's The Muse mines The Wood Brothers' timeless influences and showcases their high-lonesome harmonies, Chris' virtuosic standup bass, Oliver's gritty acoustic guitars, and warrior poet lyrics. The title track reveals Oliver's songwriting at its most tender and autobiographical to date, while "Honey Jar," doubles up on a bluesy, raucous groove. "Wastin' My Mind" could pass for a lost track from The Last Waltz, while "Neon Tombstone" drives home the brothers' now more deeply collaborative spirit. Throughout, Oliver's endearingly offbeat vocals are more gripping than ever, with Chris' and Jano's dialed-in harmonies providing rich, rustic texture.