Roots-oriented the Wood Brothers share a bond with the Bee Gees, the Kinks and Van Halen: they all feature siblings. Oliver (who performs in blues-based King Johnson) and Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin and Wood) went in musically and geographically separate directions, but, despite differences, have joined to create an affable, if derivative, mix of rock, blues and folk that will please Ben Harper, Jakob Dylan or John Mayer fans.

Loaded is the duo’s sophomore release and has an informal rapport only kin can create. Jimi Hendrix’s “Angel” (arranged in a faux-reggae style) and Bob Dylan’s “Buckets of Rain” (done as a back porch jam) add a sense of familiarity.

Grade: C

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