Chris Robinson Brotherhood continues to engage new fans with their psychedelic soul, captivating in the live setting with all out performances. When you want to capture a live performance for an official release, you need someone at the helm who knows how to convert that raw performance energy into something that sounds both refined and energetic. For the CRB, they found the perfect engineer: Betty Cantor-Jackson.

After spending countless years taping shows with the Grateful Dead (known for her famed Betty Boards), Cantor-Jackson has produced the Betty’s Blends series for the CRB. Today, the band has announced the third volume of the series, Betty’s Blends, Vol. 3: Self-Rising, Southern Blends, due out on May 5th via Silver Arrow Records. The recording is taken from a series of performances through the Southeast, including stops in Atlanta, Raleigh and Charleston in November 2015, captured and mixed by Cantor-Jackson herself.

Says Robinson in a press release, “With Betty, we trust her sonic sensibilities and give her the space and freedom to do what the woman does, and what she does is beautiful and unique. It’s the stuff rock n’ roll dreams and recordings are made of. Viva la Betty!”

To get the party started, the band has shared their take on “The Music’s Hot.” Listen to Betty’s blended take, below.

More details about the album can be seen below… We can’t wait!


Side A
I Ain’t Hiding
Got Love

Side B
Clear Blue Sky & The Good Doctor
The Music’s Hot

Side C
Roan County Banjo
I’m A Hog For You

Side D
Oak Apple Day
Get Out Of My Life Woman

Side E
Honeysuckle Interlude

Side F
Tales of Thunder Teeth
Girl I Love You
She Belongs To Me

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour Dates

3/11 – Longmont, CO – Hops & Handrails
3/24 – McMinnville, TN – Bluegrass Underground (Sold Out)
3/25 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
3/26 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage (Sold Out)
3/28 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Hall
3/30 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
3/31 – New Orleans, LA – Hogs For The Cause
4/1 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
4/2 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
4/5 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
4/6 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
4/7 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
4/8 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
4/10 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
4/12 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
4/14 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
4/15 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
4/18 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
4/20 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
4/21 – Big Sur, CA – Freaks For The Festival
4/22 – Big Sur, CA – Freaks For The Festival
5/17 – New York, NY – Central Park Summer Stage *
5/20 – Wilmington, DE – Big Noise Music Festival

* w/ Govt. Mule

[Photo by Steve Rose]