Last night kicked off the first of two nights for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma. Gearing up for the release of the band’s upcoming studio album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, the California opener included a list of new songs, “Forever As The Moon,” “Leave My Guitar Alone,” “Precious, Precious,” “Narcissus Soaking Wet,” and “California Hymn,” which were all debuted over the last week.
Last night’s show introduced three more new songs, including an original, “Some Gardens Green, a Bob Dylan cover, “To Be Alone With You,” and, appropriate for the encore, a beautiful rendition of “Raspberry Beret” by none other than Prince. The love song came perfectly in response to the world’s shock in hearing of Prince’s death earlier in the day. We won’t find out which of these songs will make it onto the new album until the album’s release in July.
According to Sir Robinson, Prince’s music is only played during special times on the band’s tour bus, specifically, when he and keyboardist Adam MacDougall “are fucked up,” he reveals.
Thanks to nowiknowuryder, you can watch the Prince cover below:
Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA 4/21/16
Set 1: Leave My Guitar Alone, Roan County Banjo, Eagles on the Highway, Meanwhile in the Gods…, California Hymn, It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, Star or Stone, Beggar’s Moon
Set 2: To Be Alone With You, Forever As the Moon, Oak Apple Day, Some Gardens Green, Precious, Precious, Ain’t It Hard But Fair, Narcissus Soaking Wet, Shore Power
Encore: Raspberry Beret, Stop That Train