Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 8:00 PM CST
(7:00 PM Doors)
Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on the road in 2017 supporting their fourth studioalbum, ‘Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel,’ and its follow up companion EP, ‘If YouLived Here, You Would Be Home By Now,’ both out via Robinson's Silver Arrow Records.Tracks have already been laid for another new studio album and ‘Betty’s Blends, Vol. 3’ liverelease later this year.Gathering in northern California on the side of a mountain overlooking the foggy Pacific Oceanto capture what would become their latest studio offerings, the band channeled the naturalmajesty of their surroundings into the recordings. Having spent the prior two years touringrelentlessly, the CRB were road-tested and in peak form to capture their kinetic chemistry andimmersive sound, which Uncut Magazine called, "...a celebration of how American musicaltraditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded."The Chris Robinson Brotherhood emerged in 2011 by playing close to 50 shows over nineweeks in California before ever leaving the Golden State or officially releasing music. Theirintroduction on the national stage came in 2012 when they'd release not one, but two acclaimedfull-length albums within a few months of each other. Critics hailed their sprawling debut, ‘BigMoon Ritual,’ as a revelation, with The Independent raving that Robinson had "finally found theideal vehicle to indulge his taste for 'Cosmic California Music.'" The reviews were similarlyecstatic for its immediate follow-up, ‘The Magic Door,’ which was praised by Relix as "classicrock in the finest sense." The band's epic tour schedule brought their shimmering acid-Americana around the world for a staggering 118-date tour, firmly establishing the CRB as thenew standard-bearers of the psychedelic roots torch. In 2014, they returned to the studio for‘Phosphorescent Harvest,’ a masterful collection that showcased the blossoming songwritingpartnership between Robinson and Neal Casal. Rolling Stone raved that the album was"electrifying…boast[ing] a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downrightmagnetic," and Guitar World called it "a treasure trove of soul that advances the band's bluesy,kaleidoscopic sound."Writing, recording and creating at a compelling clip, while performing an ever growing number ofsold out shows across the U.S., Robinson is as energized as he's ever been in what's alreadybeen a long and historic career as one of rock music's most prolific and successful songwritersand frontmen. Joined by guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Jeff Hilland drummer Tony Leone, The CRB (as they are affectionally known to fans), are on the vergeof their most inspired and prolific year yet.