Chris Robinson debuted his newest project, As the Crow Flies, on Tuesday night at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, and revisited many tunes from the songbook of The Black Crowes, the band Robinson fronted with his brother Rich until their final performance in 2013. As the Crow Flies also includes Robinson’s former Black Crowes bandmates Audley Freed (on guitar) and Andy Hess (on bass), plus current Chris Robinson Brotherhood members Adam MacDougall (on keys) and Tony Leone (on drums), along with guitarist Marcus King.
Robinson and company wasted no time diving into the Crowes material, opening with “Remedy” and filling their debut show with nearly all Crowes covers, including “She Talks to Angels,” “Jealous Again” and their hit cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle.”
The night also featured other covers from outside the Crowes’ repertoire, including Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” which Robinson played during a recent solo show, Crosby Still Nash & Young’s “Almost Cut My Hair,” Joe South’s “Hush” and an encore of Ten Years After’s “I’d Love to Change the World.”
As the Crow Flies
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Remedy, Sting Me, Twice as Hard, By Your Side, I Can’t Stand the Rain, Nonfiction, Good Friday > Almost Cut My Hair, Wiser Time, She Talks to Angels, Thorn in My Pride, My Morning Song, Jealous Again, Hard to Handle > Hush
Enc: I’d Love to Change the World