The Wood Brothers rock Crystal Bay Casino in Tahoe

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The Wood Brothers play the blues in red lights at the Crystal Bay Casino on Monday, Aug.19.
Larry Sabo / Tahoe Onstage photos

The Wood Brothers entertained everyone who was lucky enough to be at the Crystal Bay Casino on Monday, Aug. 19. It was their second show at the venue. They sold out the Crown Room during a snowstorm last February.

Oliver Wood, Chris Wood and multi-talented Jano Rix walked upon the stage and completely blew the audience away with the way they can play many instruments.

They played a unique balance of rock, blues and country. But what made them special was the way they were able to play so many instruments. Drummer Jano Rix, could play the drums and the keyboard at the same time. Or he would play the drums with a shaker and a drumstick in his hand. He also had a modified guitar with the strings pulled to one side and played a drumming beat on it. For fun, it also had small cymbals on it.

The bass player, Chris Wood, played a standup bass and a harmonica at the same time. He also played the bass with a stick that made it sound like a fiddle and a violin. That was a very different thing to do.

They sang and danced there way into everyone’s heart and soul for about two hours, playing their favorite songs such as “Seasick,” “Luckiest Man” and “Snake Eyes.”

I would totally recommend seeing The Wood Brothers the next time they are in the neighborhood. They have a new studio album coming out early next year.

— Marcia Schultz

Click the LINK to see all of Larry Sabo’s photos from the show.

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Jano Rix plays a hybrid drum kit with The Wood Brothers.

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