Chris Robinson & The New Earth Mud
Chris Robinson & The New Earth Mud New Earth Mud is Chris Robinson with Rob Barraco (Phil Lesh and Friends, The Dead), Stevie D (CPR Band), Audley Freed (The Black Crowes) and George Reiff. This Magnificent Distance - the current album release of Chris Robinson & The New Earth Mud - is a work that draws on the vast panorama of American music--rock, blues, folk, country, soul and elements of jazz--and Robinson personalizes it with his compelling vocals, free-spirited melodies and vivid lyrics in which he looks inwards and at the world around him.

The album moves seamlessly from the chugging immediacy of the fiercely rocking, imagery-rich first single "40 Days" ("a storm-a-comin'-kind-of tune," he says), to the dreamy, expansive "Girl On The Mountain," to the funkified, jazzy soul meditation "Mother of Stone," to the album's pointed rave-up "Piece of Wind" (about America's loss of free-thinking values).