After 20+ Years Of Gigging & Recording, Chris Robinson, Longtime Black Crowes'
Frontman, Shapes A Fresh Rock Mythology! 180 Gram Double Vinyl!
In 2011, after more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording, Chris
Robinson set off to shape something new, a fresh rock mythology, a breathing
kaleidoscopic thing stuffed with chooglin' soul, bedrock boogie and shuffling
wisdom birthed in intimate clubs and amongst the tall trees of the Golden State
and eventually taken nationwide as the Chris Robinson Brotherhood evolved.
What began as an experiment without expectations turned into a 118-show journey
for Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, George Sluppick, and Mark Dutton that
surprised these seasoned pros as music of unshakeable solidity and exuberant
reach poured out of them, a New Cosmic California sound with tendrils reaching
to the original Fillmore West, Topanga Canyon and outwards towards far horizons.
In June 2012, following the 118-show journey, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
released their debut album Big Moon Ritual. It is a "roots-o-licious
collection of tunes with beautiful guitar tones, inventive in parts, gorgeous
solos, and killer vocals all around," praised Guitar Player (June 2012),
while Relix similarly raved by describing the album as "a full immersion into
Southern psychedelics, nine-minute song swoops, extended grooves and wailing
vocals" (June 2012). The fruits of the band's hard-charging January 2012
recording session with producer Thom Monahan are heard not only on Big Moon
Ritual but in its companion album The Magic Door also.
“This music is unashamedly what we’re into,” says Robinson, who cites Neu!,
Melanie, Flatt & Scruggs, Mel Tillis and Morton Subotnick as regulars in their
van listening. “It’s not a psych band because you have a Prince Valiant
haircut and wear Beatle boots. It’s psych because that’s where our heads are. We
want to make music that blossoms. We want to make music that sounds cosmic.”
• 180 Gram Double Vinyl LP
• Gatefold Jacket
• Includes Limited Time Free mp3 Download of the Entire Album!
Chris Robinson - lead vocals, guitar
Neal Casal - guitar, vocals
Adam MacDougall - keys, vocals
George Sluppick - drums
Mark Dutton - bass, vocals
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Tulsa Yesterday
LP1 - Side 2:
2. Star Or Stone
LP2 - Side: 3
1. Tomorrow Blues
2. Reflections On A Broken Mirror
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Beware, Oh Take Care
2. One Hundred Days Of Rain