Chris Robinson Brotherhood
'Masterful players on a Grail-like search for the cosmic heart of California.' - MOJO
'…good-time music on an end-times mission.' - ROLLING STONE
'...trailblazing a wonderfully refreshing slice of 'Rock N Roll' music.' - AQUARIUM DRUNKARD
'…a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded.' - UNCUT
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on tour in support of their latest studio album 'Barefoot In The Head.’ In the middle of one of their most prolific periods to date, the band is riding a creative wave with a slew of studio and live records coming out amidst a rigorous tour schedule that only seems to fuel their fire even further. Their stellar new album, 'Barefoot In The Head,' marks the CRB's third studio release in just two years, and it finds them pushing boundaries and breaking new ground with more joy and wonder than ever before. Overspilling with stunning musicianship and infectious energy, the album showcases the continued growth of Robinson's songwriting partnership with his bandmates: guitarist Neal Casal, drummer Tony Leone, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and bassist Jeff Hill. It revels in the kind of adventurousness that can only come from five artists tuned into the same sonic wavelength.
'Barefoot In The Head' follows last year's critically acclaimed LP, 'Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel,' and its companion EP, 'If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now.' It opens with the Americana funk of 'Behold The Seer,' which sounds like something of a mission statement for the CRB as Robinson sings, 'If you want to keep your engine humming / Keep your eyes wide ahead and don't look back.' On the dreamy 'She Shares My Blanket,' Robinson crafts cinematic scenes from a winter love affair in the mountains, while elegant pedal steel added by special guest Barry Sless on 'Blonde Light Of Morning' casts a warm, romantic haze and 'Blue Star Woman' sounds like T-Rex dressed in overalls living on a West Coast commune. Throughout the album, Robinson and the band deftly intertwine country, blues and psychedelia, even channeling freewheeling 60s' folk on 'Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks,' a breakneck stream of consciousness that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. On the English psych inspired 'Glow,' which Robinson calls 'one of the most special things I've ever done in the studio,' The CRB are joined by the celebrated sarodist Alam Khan (son of the legendary Ali Akbar Khan).
With a steady flow of new studio albums and live recordings plus a near non-stop touring schedule, including a growing number of sold out shows, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood are proving themselves among the most prolific rock and roll bands of their time. The quintet have honed their kinetic chemistry and immersive sound into a singular vision, which Uncut Magazine calls, '...a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded.”