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The Wood Brothers bring sibling sound to Town Ballroom

There was once a time when the idea of brothers Chris and Oliver Wood joining forces for their own band seemed senseless. After all, Chris Wood  once supplied bass for the '90s favorite festival jazz trio, Medeski, Martin & Wood; and Oliver Wood provided vocals and guitar for Atlanta electric blues sextet King Johnson.

But now with drummer Jano Rix and under their sibling relationship moniker, the Wood Brothers sound like their previous gigs were mere preparatory work for their now 10-year-old family band. Set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov.  11 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.) with Dylan LeBlanc, the trio has connected with crowds via both its formidable live prowess and by delivering honesty and imagery on roots-influenced beauties like “Postcards From Hell” and “Luckiest Man.”

And with 2015’s “Paradise,” the collective turned up the volume on its previously stripped-down formula, recording with Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach at his Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, and handing Chris an electric guitar for the first time in the band’s existence. The result? A rollicking, bluesy and funky take on the act’s strengths, as well as some added thrust behind its already entertaining existence.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $21 to $24 (box office, ticketfly.com).

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