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The Wood Brothers Hit Red Rocks With Sharp, Career-Spanning Set [Review/Photos]

first_imgThere are few bands currently touring that combine elements of jazz, blues, southern rock, and good ol’ Americana as effortlessly and beautifully as The Wood Brothers. With Oliver Wood’s pseudo-southern roots and bassist brother Chris Wood’s extensive free jazz experience in Medeski, Martin, and Wood, the group is undeniably one of the most raw, heartfelt, and genuine bands on the live music circuit today.Following a heavy, folky, punk-laced opening set from Indiana rockers (and Stanley Hotel legends), Murder By Death, the brothers took the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, joined by their other third, multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix. The sun began to set on an unseasonably warm Friday night, and with a quiet hello and little fanfare, Oliver broke into the certifiable classic, “Postcards from Hell,” off of their 2008 release, Loaded. The song seems to be one of Oliver’s favorites, and tells the story of a man with a deep passion for the blues and for music. It’s not the first time the band has played this song at Red Rocks, yet it seems to strike a new chord each and every go around. In our current, rather unstable political climate, the song seems to speak to our beliefs and our commitments, serving as the perfect opening tune. The trio followed with “Tried and Tempted” off their debut album Ways Not to Lose. The stripped-down, bass-led groove got the crowd moving, and the band quickly slipped into another rocker, “This Is It,” from their latest release, One Drop of Truth.The group kept chugging along, playing the fan-favorite “Keep Me Around” off of 2013’s The Muse back-to-back with the classic “Mary Anna.” The chorus of “Mary Anna” featured a new, slightly faster, funkier arrangement that seemed to derive itself from many of the groovier, keyboard-led songs on One Drop of Truth. Perfectly transitioning into said new material, “Sparkling Wine” and the title track, “One Drop of Truth” came next, both keeping the crowd on their feet. Determined to keep the energy up, the brothers pulled out “Snake Eyes” from their 2015 album featuring Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Paradise. Oliver’s rhythmic strumming and Jano’s steady beat allowed the song to really open up, and giving Chris a chance to dance around with his bass, both musically and literally. Following “Snake Eyes,” they continued to criss-cross their catalog, playing “Loaded,” “Shoo Fly Pie,” “Happiness Jones,” and “That’s Where My Baby Might Be.”Near the end of the set, Oliver took a moment to point out that he saw “a show at Red Rocks” as a 19-year-old kid from Boulder, Colorado. He noted, “I didn’t really realize how important it was at the time,” or something along those lines. The band then dropped into a blistering, original rendition of the late Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me.” Bearing an eerie resemblance to Petty, Oliver played the part perfectly, both vocally and musically, mentioning afterward, “oh yeah, it was Tom Petty!” Following the tribute to a guy who has to be one of Wood’s southern heroes, the band wrapped up the set with a sing-along take on their hit single, “Luckiest Man” before ending the night with “Honey Jar.”Not to be forgotten, The Wood Brothers were followed by California’s own The Devil Makes Three. Playing their own pioneering blend of bluegrass, folk, gypsy jazz, and Appalachian hick-pop, the band played to an absolutely ecstatic crowd that was eager to see them after too much time away.  Playing a set heavy with tunes off of their eponymous album, “All Hail” and a spacey, feedback-laden “Chained to the Couch” came early in the set.  “Hallelu,” “Graveyard,” and the quintessential “Old No. 7” closed out the evening, leaving the fans with little left to desire.Generally, early season Red Rocks shows can always be hit or miss with the weather and the music, but Friday night proved to be an absolute barnburner. With an incredible summer calendar ahead, it’s looking to be another divine summer at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.Setlist: The Wood Brothers | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/25/18Postcards From Hell, Tried and Tempted, This Is It, Keep Me Around, Mary Anna, Sparkling Wine, One Drop of Truth, Snake Eyes, Loaded, Shoo Fly Pie, Happiness Jones, That’s Where My Baby Might Be, You Wreck Me*, Luckiest Man, Honey Jar* – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover Photo: Chris Klein The Wood Brothers, The Devil Makes Three | Red Rocks | Morrison, CO| 5/28/18 | Photos: Chris Kleincenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

‘Ghost Portraits’ honor African American and Native American public health notables

first_img Read Full Story What might Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health look like if slavery and the oppression of Blacks and Native Americans had not occurred? That was the question that representatives from the School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion posed to artist Lisa Rosowsky when they approached her about creating art for the Kresge Building’s Rosenau Atrium. Her response was Ghost Portraits, a series of eight black and white photographs printed on translucent fabric of notable African Americans and Native Americans in public health. Accomplished in their careers but minimized in history, their faces and stories are intended to create a dialogue with the portraits of the School’s deans and founders—all white men—that decorate the space.The portraits were installed in conjunction with the Slavery & Public Health: Past, Present, and Future symposium, held May 5 at the School. The exhibit also includes a panel with biographies of the individuals, written by Rosowsky. They include Paul Cornely, the first African American elected president of the American Public Health Association, and Flemmie Kittrell, the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in nutrition.“Lisa’s vision perfectly captured the sense of loss that framed the discussion we had on campus about the connection between the University, our work and slavery,” said Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Meredith B. Rosenthal. Zennon Black, senior equity, diversity and inclusion manager, worked with Rosowsky to implement the project.Rosowsky, a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, creates mixed media and fiber art that often centers on history and loss. She describes her work as “giving voice to people who can’t speak for themselves.”This is her second collaboration with Harvard Chan School. She and students from her community partnership design course recently worked with Gary Adamkiewicz, assistant professor of environmental health and exposure disparities, to design a book of information for new residents in green public housing.Speaking about the Ghost Portraits during the symposium in May, Rosowsky said, “I would hope that viewers of this piece will come away with a broader picture of public health history in this country, and an understanding that to be seen one must be made visible.”Afterwards, she was approached by an African American woman who is a staff member at the School. The woman said that she cried when the work was installed. She told Rosowsky, “at last I see myself here.”last_img read more