The Wood Brothers are musician siblings Chris and Oliver Wood from Boulder, Colorado. Chris is a founding member of Medeski Martin & Wood, and Oliver played second guitar with Tinsley Ellis before forming King Johnson. Their first studio album, Ways Not to Lose, was produced by John Medeski. It was recorded at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York in September 2005 and released in 2006 on Blue Note Records. Ways Not to Lose was the Amazon.com editors' number one pick in folk for that year, and the album also made NPR's "Overlooked 11" of 2006.