Chris Robinson has for the most part avoided playing Black Crowes songs since the Georgia-born group disbanded nearly five years ago. But that will change – if only briefly – when his new group As the Crow Flies debuts on April 17th to kick off a month-long tour.
Unlike his band the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, which generally shuns the Crowes’ catalog, the overriding focus of As the Crow Flies will be to perform those old Crowes favorites like “Jealous Again,” “Twice as Hard,” “Thorn in My Pride” and “She Talks to Angels,” among many others. Robinson has indicated that a handful of cover songs may also make it into the shows, but it’ll primarily be all-Crowes.
Joining him in the band will be Crowes alumni Audley Freed (guitar), Andy Hess (bass) and Adam MacDougall (keyboards), along with guitarist Marcus King and CRB drummer Tony Leone. The 17-date tour (which includes no Georgia stops) comes during a brief break in the Brotherhood’s touring schedule. While Robinson has not ruled out the possibility of future Crow Flies shows at some point, this appears to be it for now.