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Archive for June, 2010

Indigo Girls with Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines

The Indigo Girls performed at La Zona Rosa to a packed house on the eve of headlining the opening weekend of Kerville Folk Festival.  Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines opened and sat in on a handful of songs.

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See Laura Lea’s full gallery of photos from the show here.


The Black Crowes at Whitewater

The Black Crowes performed one hell of a show at Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels this past Friday. There are few pleasures greater than seeing one of the best southern rock bands perform in the beautiful Texas hill country along the Guadalupe River on a sweaty spring night.  Thick with the smells of sage and nag champa, the Atlanta band brought the magical, mystical, soulful aura for which they are so beloved.  With Chris Robinson on vocals, harmonica, and guitar, Rich Robinson on lead guitar and vocals, Luther Dickinson on guitar, Adam MacDougall on keyboard, Sven Pipien on bass, and Steve Gorman on drums, The Black Crowes have retained every bit of their rock ‘n’ soul southern roots in this current incarnation.  Their presence on stage is magnetic, Rich plays fantastic slide guitar and Chris’s awesome vocals and great dance moves punctuate long instrumental stretches that oftentimes last many minutes.

The Black Crowes are releasing Croweology, their first double all acoustic album, on August 3, marking the twenty year anniversary of their multi-platinum debut album, Shake Your Money Maker.  The Black Crowes head out on their Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys tour on August 13 which will feature a ninety minute acoustic set followed by an electric set.  Following the tour, they will be going on an indefinite hiatus, so be sure and see them while you can, there’s no telling when you might next have the chance.

Chris has this to say on the Black Crowes’ twenty years together, “With a smile so wide you can count my teeth and with a heart so full of love that it is spilling over the rim, I offer a humble and simple thank you.  Thank you for your time, your imaginations, your heartaches and joy. Thank you for twenty years of cosmic rock n roll.  Twenty years of keeping it weird.  Twenty years of chasing horizons, and before the band that dares dream out loud puts it down for a while, we are proud to give you our Croweology.  This year the music is only for you as we celebrate what has been, what is now and whatever will be.”

Check The Black Crowes website for upcoming tour dates.  Lucky for those of us in central Texas, they just announced a stop in Austin at Stubb’s on September 25.  We’ll be there for sure, and we hope to see you there too.

Setlist:  Soul Singing, (Only) Halfway to Everywhere, High Head Blues, Cursed Diamond, Wiser Time, Last Place that Love Lives, My Morning Song, Seeing Things, Sting Me, She Gives Good Sunflower, Jealous Again, No Speak No Slave.  Encore: Oh Sweet Nuthin’, Remedy

Opening for The Black Crowes were Austin’s own Alpha Rev and Band of Heathens.

See Laura Lea’s full gallery of Black Crowes photos here.

Written and photographed by Laura Lea Nalle, all rights reserved.