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THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD CLOSE OUT 2014 WITH FINAL DATES ON THE WEST COAST

San Francisco – According to the weather forecast for the coming week, Friday and Sunday may draw a little sunshine, but it looks like rain…. maybe a hard rain is gonna fall with a 90% chance for Thursday and Saturday, but that shouldn’t bother the Northern California Freaks and lucky trip-takers who find themselves keeping warm and shakin’ it up to some California boogie inside the Great American Music Hall. The Brotherhood is filling up that tour book in support of their latest album, Phosphorescent Harvest, a release that JBO took a peek at back in April of this year. Tickets for all three nights at the GAMH are still available through FolkYeah, at $31.00 + a $5.00 service fee. This is a small price to pay these days for a band like this, so better get your tickets before they are all gone!

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood has been touring all year, putting on over 80 shows so far before hitting San Francisco this month, and still have a few more scheduled in Northern California before heading to Colorado this year for their New Year’s Eve bash. That’s just about 100 for 2014, and, with plans for a spring tour underway, stops in Australia on the list so far, who knows how many they’ll carve out along the phosphorescent highway in 2015. Prepare to be basked in warm amber-colored afterglow, as this band is seriously on fire!

Below is the press release from Kevin Calabro and Calabro Music Media:

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD
CLOSE OUT 2014 WITH WEST COAST TOUR
INCLUDING FOUR NIGHTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
NOVEMBER 20-23 AT GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL

TOURING IN SUPPORT OF THEIR LATEST ALBUM
PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST

“Phosphorescent Harvest furthers the group’s focus on experimentation over confining pop standards, and again proves that Robinson and company are not out to shape their music for anyone but themselves…they create a cohesive blend of spacey freak folk, ambitious Americana and classic stomping California rock.” – North Bay Bohemian

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photo by Matthew Mendenhall

Who:
An Evening With…
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD
Chris Robinson (Lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam Macdougall (keys, vocals), Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) & George Sluppick (drums)

When:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm

Where:
GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
859 O’Farrell St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 885-0750

Tickets:
$31 Advance
$55.95 Dinner & Admission
All Ages
More Info: visit FolkYeah.com

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood concludes 2014 with a West Coast tour that stops in San Francisco for a now customary four night stand at Great American Music Hall on November 20-23. Touring in support of its latest release, Phosphorescent Harvest, the album was praised by Rolling Stone as “at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.” It’s the band’s third LP for Silver Arrow Records. Robinson declares: “We’ve created a piece of rock ‘n’ roll here. People can look to us and rest assured the genre is alive and well.”

The CRB (as they are affectionately known by fans) made an immediate impact upon their boldly unconventional debut in early 2011. They would play close to 50 shows over nine weeks in California before ever leaving the Golden State. In fact, they’d wait until 2012 to truly introduce themselves nationally with the release of two sprawling studio albums: Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012), which showcase a freewheeling improvisational chemistry, but with songwriting depth to back it up. The band—Chris Robinson (Lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam Macdougall (keys, vocals), Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) and George Sluppick (drums)—would further develop their identity as a self-defined “farm to table psychedelic rock band” over a 118-show stretch. Late 2013 saw the fruits of this labor forever captured by legendary tape priestess, Betty Cantor-Jackson (Grateful Dead), on the eight-sided limited-edition vinyl release Betty’s S.F. Blends Volume 1, which documented a glorious five night run the previous December at San Francisco’s famed Great American Music Hall.

Only momentarily content with their auspicious rise, the Brotherhood reconvened with producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, Devendra Banhart) shortly thereafter to record yet another set of ten songs that would become the 2014 release, Phosphorescent Harvest. Where Robinson had been the primary instigator behind the 14 compositions that populated the band’s first two releases, this latest effort documents his burgeoning songwriting partnership with Neal Casal. It also finds The CRB refining its approach within the studio. The two previous recordings were for all intents and purposes cut live and released as tracked. For Phosphorescent Harvest, the band spent the better part of 2013 crafting a tried and true studio album. For many artists this would imply intentional neutering in the pursuit of commercial upside, but in Robinson and company’s hands, it meant utilizing the studio to harness their full sonic vision. Indeed, their expansive sense of space and texture has never been so fully realized until now. Casal expands on the process: “The approach was get to far out sonically, while retaining a certain focus on the central melody of each song. Psychedelia, sonic density, and expanded arrangements were the order of the day, but the songs are strong. This band is all about musical freedom. Boundary dissolving is our ideal. Boundary dissolving and a good ole’ Saturday night boogie.”

In an age when so many put their beliefs in trends, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is committed to something deeper. In Robinson’s words: “We don’t make music that can sell iPads. Our music will not sell you a Prius. I like that. Writing songs has always led me to good things in my life. The songwriting saved me through the dark times, and the songwriting makes it that much sweeter when it’s good. Real success can only come in pursuit of an authentic sound. We’re all very committed to this music, beyond money and egos. That’s a unique place to be.”

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