TVD Recommends: An evening with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood
at Tipitina’s, 10/10

This Saturday night, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, one of the most incandescent acts in rock music makes an appearance at Tipitina’s. The performance is part of a 44-show run that crisscrosses the United States this fall.

Chris Robinson first burst into the national spotlight as the singer for the award-winning, critically acclaimed rock band, the Black Crowes. He formed the Brotherhood in 2011 as an “experiment” while the Black Crowes were on hiatus. Now that the break has become more or less permanent, the Brotherhood has evolved as his primary musical vehicle.

A whirling dervish on stage, Robinson fronts an agile ensemble that features psychedelic guitar explorations and a powerful rhythm section. The band has a devoted following equally enamored with their original songs as with the wide range of cover songs in their repertoire.

Tuesday night’s show in Nashville featured an opener familiar to New Orleans music fans, Roy Brown’s seminal rocker, “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” which many musicologists consider to be the first rock ‘n’ roll song.

The set also included the Coasters’ “I’m A Hog For You,” Carl Perkins’ “Boppin’ the Blues,” (A Fishhead favorite) and “Hard To Handle,” a song originally recorded by Otis Redding and covered by numerous bands including the Grateful Dead, the Black Crowes, and the Radiators.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood just completed their most successful summer tour yet with sold out shows around the country including performances in San Francisco, San Diego, Virginia Beach, Asbury Park, and Salt Lake City.

Robinson and company have slowly been unveiling new material. The band has now confirmed they will return to the studio in early 2016 to begin recording this latest set of songs for their next album.

The CRB’s most recent album, Betty’s Blends, Volume Two: Best From The West, is a limited edition release presenting live performances recorded and mixed straight from the soundboard by legendary Grateful Dead archivist Betty Cantor-Jackson.

If you like your jams stretched, your feet moving, and your head expanded, don’t miss this show.


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