PICS: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at House of Blues

Chris Robinson Brotherhood plowed through some epic 'California hymns' at House of Blues San Diego on Friday, Dec. 8.

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CRB (as they're frequently known) is simply put, one of the premier jam rock bands in the world.
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The blues/psych rock band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Robinson, guitarist Neal Casal (pictured), keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Jeff Hill and drummer Tony Leone. Robinson has described the Brotherhood as a “farm-to-table psychedelic band.” Of course, most fans will know him as the former frontman of the Black Crowes, and that MacDougall also played in the band as well.
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The group, strangely enough, began as an experiment in LA back in 2011. Their original intention was to be “a local LA band, just play in California, see where the music takes us and have a good time,” Robinson has said.
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The band’s debut album, “Big Moon Ritual,” was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in LA and was released on June 5, 2012.
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Robinson’s said that CRB “isn’t the type of band that’s going to make a concise four-minute-song record.”
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Just three months after “Big Moon Ritual” was released, the band followed it up with their sophomore studio album, “The Magic Door” on Sept. 11. “The Magic Door” was recorded at the same time as “Big Moon Ritual” so it made sense that they were released one after the other. (MacDougall pictured)
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The band released “Phosphorescent Harvest” in 2014, followed by “Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel” in July 2016. On Nov. 4 the same year, they released their fifth studio album “If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now.” Always working, CRB churned out their latest record, "Barefoot in the Head" on July 21, 2017.
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As usual, the band played two epic sets followed by an encore. Per, the first set consisted of "Sweet Thang and Cisco" (Nat Stuckey cover), "Roan County Banjo," "Meanwhile in the Gods...," "California Hymn," "The Chauffeur's Daughter," "About a Stranger," "Blue Star Woman," and "Boppin' the Blues" (a Carl Perkins cover).
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The second set was made up of "Love's Made a Fool of You" (the Crickets cover), "High Is Not the Top," "Hard, the Herald Hermit Speaks," "She Shares My Blanket," "Behold the Seer," "Little Lizzie Mae" into "Can You Hear Me" (a Lee Dorsey cover), "If You Had a Heart to Break" and "Shore Power."
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They capped off the show with a two-song encore of covers: Junior Wells' "Little By Little" and the Black Crowes' "Appaloosa." Come back soon, fellas!
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