Review and Photos by Rudy Lu
The Wooten Brothers’ concert at The Egg last Sunday evening can be summed up in two phrases. 1) The family that plays together, stays together 2) Variety show.
The mega-talented Wooten clan rocked The Egg and kept the audience entertained with everything from funky originals to R&B with smatterings of classical to Led Zeppelin covers during their roughly two-hour, non-stop show.
Opening with a Sly Stone medley, then slowing it down with a ballad and then the original “Pentagon Square” (featuring quotations from “Carole of the Bells”), the Brothers showed their talent and versatility by consistently changing up the pace and rhythm of the show.
Many of the originals were R&B ballads penned by keyboardist Joseph Wooten (of the Steve Miller Band), including the ballad “Make Me Like a Child,” composed in memory of their late brother Rudy, a saxophonist in the band who passed away in 2010.