On Sunday evening, As The Crow Flies rolled through Denver, making a stop at the Ogden Theatre for a highly anticipated performance. As The Crow Flies is a relatively new project from Chris Robinson, formerly of The Black Crowes, which is in the midsts of its inaugural tour that kicked off at The Capitol Theatre on April 17th. The band also features Crowes guitarist Audley Freed and bassist Andy Hess, Chris Robinson Brotherhood drummer Tony Leone and keyboardist Adam MacDougall, as well as young famed guitarist Marcus King.
For the band’s extended set, the group opened with a number of classic Black Crowes tunes, with the opening numbers of “Remedy”, “Sting Me”, and “Hotel Illness” spanning back to the group’s sophomore album, 1992’s The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. While the band pulled from across The Black Crowes’ expansive catalog, As The Crow Flies also found ample opportunity to lay out a few choice covers. Halfway through the performance, the group offered up a standout cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Almost Cut My Hair”, which followed a take on “Good Friday”, off The Black Crowes’ 1996 Three Snakes and One Charm. The band also closed out their set with a pairing of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle” and Joe South’s “Hush”, ahead of their one-song encore offering of Johnny Winter’s “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”.
Setlist: As The Crow Flies | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 5/6/2018
Set: Remedy, Sting Me, Hotel Illness, (Only) Halfway to Everywhere, By Your Side, Seeing Things, High Head Blues, Good Friday, Almost Cut My Hair (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover), Wiser Time, She Talks to Angels, Thorn in My Pride, Jealous Again, Hard to Handle (Otis Redding cover), Hush (Joe South cover)
Encore: Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo (Johnny Winter cover)
You can check out photos of Sunday’s As The Crow Flies performance below, courtesy of photographer Andrew Rios.