The Wood Brothers Return to Their Roots

Ways Not to Lose, a new CD by the Wood Brothers, is a rootsy journey through American music that for much of the disc features just two instruments — acoustic bass and guitar. It's hardly the careful approach implied by the title.

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The Wood Brothers, Chris Wood (left), and Oliver Wood.

Chris (left) and Oliver Wood.

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The brothers are Chris and Oliver Wood. They grew up in Colorado, but Chris headed for New York City where for a decade he's been part of the much-praised experimental jazz trio Medeski Martin and Wood. Oliver made his way to Georgia and a very different music scene.

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