Wood played three separate gigs at the London Music Club in 2007 drawing scores of fans.
Canadian singer-songwriter Royal Wood shines a ghost light on Aeolian Hall this week.
Wood is touring to support his new album, Ghost Light, which was praised by Postmedia News critic Darryl Sterdan as showing the singer-songwriter is: “Alone again.
And while he continues to sift the ashes of relationships, he spends less time looking back than looking forward.
Fans still may be surprised that Wood was cut off from contemporary sounds when he was growing up on a Peterborough-area farm.
Comfortably.” It is true Wood found room early in an Ottawa concert last week for I Wish You Well, which was released a couple of years ago, and may be heard in the Aeolian nights.
That song was apparently written about Wood’s breakup with his wife, Canadian musician Sarah Slean.
Back in the 1980s and into the 1990s, the young Wood would listen to old Beatles, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan records and understood that to be what music was supposed to sound like at the time.
Into his teen years, his musical tastes evolved along with help from his older siblings. That didn’t happen until Radiohead’s The Bends (released in 1995) and suddenly I was like ‘What is that?
In other Aeolian news, Winnipeg-tied Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies plays a solo gig at the hall on June 15.
’ And that catapulted me forward and I started listening to more modern-day things but I was really cut off from it for a long time,” he said to Postmedia News.
Wood is at Aeolian Hall for a three-night run, beginning Thursday and continuing with sold-out shows Friday and Saturday.