The Wood Brothers

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Show Time: 7:30pm
Taft Theatre


  • The Wood Brothers

  • Shovels & Rope

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Per the artist's request, patrons will not be allowed to use cameras, phones or tapers to take photos, videos or audio recording during the show. Failure to comply with this policy will result in being ejected from the show.

The Wood Brothers have announced a 20-date summer tour with special guests Shovels & Rope. The tour will be in support of their eighth studio record ‘Heart Is The Hero’, which will be released on April 14, and will include a date in Cincinnati at Taft Theatre on May 16.   

The Wood Brothers announced their eighth studio album, Heart Is The Hero, will be released April 14 via Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers. Recorded analog to 16-track tape direct from the studio floor with nary a computer in sight, brothers Oliver and Chris Wood, along with honorary sibling Jano Rix, stripped back their sound to its elemental core, focusing on the impact of the performances over studio perfection. The results sonically reflect the themes of presence, grace, and faith that inform the collection’s ten songs. A sylvan, acoustic-driven effort, its earthy and energized performances are matched by the visceral songwriting that has turned The Wood Brothers into Grammy-nominated leaders of American roots music, even as their music reaches far beyond the genre's borders.

"The chorus of the album's title track says, 'the heart is the hero of every song.' By no means was it intentional, but much of the material we were writing for this record seemed to come full circle to the idea of trusting in your heart in matters that you can't control. Those words seemed to illustrate so much of what we were feeling - that heart and spirit guides us through this world," explains Oliver Wood. "Even by recording completely analog, we had to commit to feeling the performances and have faith in what the three of us were creating together instead of trying to make things perfect by letting technology or overthinking things get in the way."

Heart Is The Hero arrives in the middle of The Wood Brothers' Spring tour that extends through the end of April across the Mountain States, Great Plains, and Texas. Announced today, the band returns to the road in May for an additional 20 shows in the Midwest and Northeast with special guests Shovels & Rope supporting.

"I'm excited to go on the road with these new songs from Heart Is The Hero and see how they evolve from night to night when performed in front of audiences," adds Chris Wood. "The recording process for this album was completely different from our last one, Kingdom In My Mind, where we had all the time in the world to experiment, tinker, and shape performances. For those sessions, I was living in Nashville close to Oliver and Jano, but I've since moved to Canada, so our time together to record this time around had to be extremely focused and intentional. I think those limitations actually added something special in that the end results feel raw, honest, immediate, and vulnerable, more so than any other record we’ve made to date.” 

The Wood Brothers will share the first single from Heart Is The Hero in February, while the album is currently available to pre-save/pre-order on Vinyl, CD and digital formats here.

The Wood Brothers have partnered with American Friends of Canadian Conservation so that $1 per ticket will support The Nature Trust of British Columbia (NTBC) in their efforts to conserve ecologically-rich wetlands and protect irreplaceable land from development. Every $1 donated will be matched by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with $2 so more endangered wetlands can be saved. If you’d like to learn more, please visit this link

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This event occurred on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.