Band: An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Date: Thursday, March 30, with doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 day of show, available at venue, its website, Mellow Mushroom (Midtown/West Mobile) or by calling 1-866-777-8932
Vocalist Chris Robinson formed his Brotherhood to fill time during a Black Crowes hiatus, combining his soulful A-Town vocals with the talents of guitarist Neal Casal (Ryan Adams & the Cardinals), keyboardist Adam MacDougall (The Black Crowes), drummer Tony Leone (Levon Helm, Phil Lesh & Friends) and bassist Jeff Hill (Shooter Jennings, Rufus Wainwright).
With the band’s 2012 debut “Big Moon Ritual,” the masses discovered Robinson had traded deep Southern roots rock for West Coast country. Since the most recent demise of The Black Crowes, Robinson has made this a full-time project, which has developed an extensive following.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood has been satisfying listeners with steady releases of full-lengths, EPs and live albums. Their 2016 EP “If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home by Now” is their latest offering. While the entire album maintains the band’s West Coast love, “Shadow Cosmos” is a beautiful rock anthem haunted by ethereal vocals and instrumentation.
Until the next album, Chris Robinson Brotherhood will be giving their fans another installment in the “Betty’s Blends” live concert album series, which are produced by studio maven Betty Cantor-Jackson of Grateful Dead celebrity. “Betty’s Blends, Vol. 3: Self-Rising, Southern Blends” is due on May 5.