Chris Robinson Brotherhood's first date of their Spring tour

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s first date of their multi-show run at Echoplex was a high-energy set marked by a more laid back, spacey vibe than a typical Black Crowes’ concert. Chris Robinson barely put down his guitar, playing rhythm on most of the tunes, which ranged from new material, to Crowes’ classics (Appaloosa), to covers (Eddie Floyd and others).

Robinson fronts the band on vocals, harp and rhythm guitar. He’s joined by Neal Casal on lead guitar, who occasionally picks up the slide. The Crowes’ Adam MacDougall plays keyboard, and George Sluppick and Mark “Muddy” Dutton, formerly of the band Burning Tree, round out the rhythm section.

Excuse the bad pictures of a great night. I’ll be sure to make it back for more shows in their residency, which will no doubt spoil me over the next two months.