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Review and photos by Johnny HallOn tour for their latest release, Barefoot in the the Head, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood made a stop in Ithaca, NY on Thursday August 24th. The Haunt was packed with a full house of CRB fans of ages ranging from first year Cornell students to 50 something professors and locals. The crowd even boasted of a group of fans traveling from show to show. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood have a sound and vibe that feels heavily influenced by jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish. Their bluesy long jams and Chris Robinsons amazing vocals make a great combination giving them a very distinctive sound.
Formed in 2011 the Chris Robinson Brotherhood have released four studio albums and are currently touring to support their newest album. The five piece band consists of Chris Robinson on guitar and lead vocals, Neal Casal on guitars and vocals, Adam MacDougall playing keyboards and vocals, and the rhythm section being held down by Tony Leone hitting the drums and Jeff Hill playing bass. The guys were the only band for the night giving a two set performance of songs that ranged their entire catalog. Their first set of eight songs included songs like Oak Apple Day, Blue Star Woman, and opening the show with Lazy Days. The second set included songs "Good to Know," "100 Days of Rain," "I Ain't Hiding" and ending the show with an encore song of "Wasted Days & Wasted Nights."
The Brotherhood played a fantastic show that was at times mesmerizing and psychedelic and other times soulful and blues fueled leading the crowd on a special audio journey through their minds.
Lazy Days (The Byrds cover)
High Is Not the Top
Badlands Here We Come
Oak Apple Day
Blue Star Woman
Poor Elijah / Tribute to Johnson (Delaney & Bonnie cover)
Clear Blue Sky & The Good Doctor
Sunday Sound (Chris Robinson & The New Earth Mud cover)
Good to Know
Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks
One Hundred Days of Rain
Loose Lips (Percy Mayfield cover)
If You Had a Heart to Break
Ain't It Hard but Fair
Vibration & Light Suite
I Ain't Hiding (The Black Crowes cover)
Behold the Seer
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights (Freddy Fender cover)
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