The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is busy as ever, announcing the forthcoming release of Betty’s Midwestern Magick Blends, due out November 16th via Silver Arrow Records. Betty’s Midwestern Magick Blends is the fourth volume from the series, featuring highlights from three shows in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago in October 2016. While also promoting Barefoot In The Head, the band’s sixth full-length record that is due out in 2019, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on their way toward completing 200 shows across the U.S. and Europe this year for the fourth year in a row.
As noted in a press release,
Through that prolific touring schedule, the band has emerged a razor sharp, riveting live unit. Each evening The CRB plays two sets of music with a dynamic, ever-changing setlist. Presenting original material stretching across six studio albums, plus a repertoire of covers that runs from Slim Harpo to Bob Dylan and beyond, it’s only fitting that the band would document this output. They’ve done exactly that through a series of live recordings dubbed, ‘Betty’s Blends’—taking its moniker from legendary Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson who is called upon to capture The CRB’s performances in multi-dimensional, audio-verite.
Read Live For Live Music’s interview with Betty Cantor-Jackson and Chris Robinson about how CRB helped Betty rediscover her love for recording live music here.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s Betty’s Midwestern Magick Blends will be available as a vinyl exclusive, 3-LP set with only 3500 copies released and on digital formats. The live collection includes originals “New Cannonball Rag,” “Forever As The Moon”, and “Shadow Cosmos,” as well as two covers of The Rolling Stones: “Down Home Girl” and “Let It Bleed”; and the rarely played fan-favorite, Steppenwolf‘s “Magic Carpet Ride.” The set is now available for pre-order at independent record stores.
Today, you can listen to “New Cannonball Rag” ahead of the full release.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – “New Cannonball Rag”
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is currently in the middle of a massive cross-country U.S. tour. Highlights along the way include two night stands at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC; The Ardmore Music Hall outside Philadelphia; Revolution Hall in Portland, OR; Variety Playhouse, where Robinson grew up in Atlanta, GA; and their first-ever appearance at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY. The CRB closes the year in customary fashion at their now-annual three-night run at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD // Tour Dates
October 16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
October 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre
October 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
October 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
October 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
October 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
October 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
October 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
October 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
October 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
October 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
October 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
November 2-3 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
November 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
November 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
November 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
November 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
November 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
November 11 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
November 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
November 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Music Hall
November 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Music Hall
November 17 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
November 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
November 29 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
November 30 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
December 1 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
December 2 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
December 4 – Chico, CA – El Rey Theater
December 5 – Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery
December 7 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
December 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
December 9 – Felton, CA – Bret Harte Hall
December 11 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
December 12 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Casino
December 14 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore