PICS: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Big moon ritual: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood jammed through the Observatory North Park on Dec. 16.

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood headlined the Observatory North Park on Dec. 16. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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The blues/psych rock band consists of vocalist/guitarist Robinson, guitarist Neal Casal (pictured), keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Jeff Hill and drummer Tony Leone. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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They’re one of the premier jam rock bands in the world. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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The group, strangely enough, began as an experiment in LA back in 2011. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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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. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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Original members included Robinson, Casal, MacDougall, drummer George Sluppick and bassist Mark Dutton. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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Of course, most fans know Robinson as the lead singer of the Black Crowes. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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MacDougall also played in the Black Crowes. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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Casal found some success as a solo artist (he’s released 12 albums himself) and then joined Ryan Adams’ band the Cardinals from 2006-09. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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Robinson described the Brotherhood as a “farm-to-table psychedelic band.” (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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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. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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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.” (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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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. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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“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. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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After a five-night stint in San Francisco, the band released “Betty’s Blends, Volume 1” in 2013 – a live album compiling the best tracks from the night. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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The Grateful Dead’s record producer Betty Cantor-Jackson picked the songs for the album. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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It’s only been available on vinyl format, so no CDs are available of the live album (although individual downloads of the five shows are available). (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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“Betty’s Blends, Volume 2” was released in 2015. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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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. (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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On Nov. 4 this year, CRB released their fifth studio album “If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now.” (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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The band played two sets and an encore on Dec. 16. The first set included: "Leave My Guitar Alone," "Forever as the Moon," "Tornado," "I Want To (Do Everything for You)," "Little Lizzie Mae," "Tulsa Yesterday," "California Hymn" and "Shore Power."
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Their second set included: "Let It Bleed," "Ain't It Hard But Fair," "One Hundred Days of Rain" into "Down Home Girl," "New Cannonball Rag," "Tomorrow Blues," "Narcissus Soaking Wet," and "Rosalee" into "Magic Carpet Ride."
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Their encore was a JJ Cale cover of "After Midnight." (Photo by Connie Bolger)
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