As The Crow Flies Brings Inaugural Tour To Philadelphia

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On Wednesday, Chris Robinson led his new ensemble As The Crow Flies at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. The band stuck to a similar script as opening night with a few exceptions.

As The Crow Flies features Chris Robinson joined by guitarists Marcus King and Audley Freed, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Andy Hess and drummer Tony Leone. The six-piece focuses on songs from The Black Crowes’ catalog with a few covers thrown in. Wednesday’s show varied from Tuesday’s tour opener at The Capitol Theatre with the additions of Crowes’ tunes “Sister Luck” and “High Head Blues.” ATCF performed the Crowes’ “Nonfiction” and Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stop The Rain” at The Cap and not at the Electric Factory.

While Chris Robinson plays guitar during shows with his main project, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, he puts his full attention on frontman mode with As The Crow Flies. The sextet worked through many Black Crowes’ gems in Philadelphia including “Remedy,” “Twice As Hard,” “Good Friday” and “My Morning Song.” Once again, the group covered CSNY’s “Almost Cut My Hair,” fit “Hush” into “Hard To Handle” and encored with “I’d Love To Change The World” by Ten Years After. “Wiser Time” was an improvisational highlight of the evening as the song was expanded to nearly 18 minutes in Philly.

As The Crow Flies now heads to the Wanee Festival in Live Oak, Florida.

Watch a series of fan-shot videos from Wednesday’s show:

[High Head Blues, Good Friday, Almost Cut My Hair | Captured by Jim Powers]

[Wiser Time | Captured by Jim Powers]

[She Talks To Angels | Captured by Jim Powers]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p52L6kh3cNc

[Hard To Handle > Hush > Hard To Handle | Captured by Jim Powers]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYNlHpAPa8I

[Remedy | Captured by Jim Powers]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEY2MKeXv_c

[Jealous Again | Captured by Jim Powers]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGmrNZUpnO0

[By Your Side | Captured by markit aneight]

[Twice As Hard | Captured by markit aneight]

Setlist

As the Crow Flies at Electric Factory

  • Remedy  
  • Sting Me  
  • Twice as Hard  
  • By Your Side  
  • Sister Luck  
  • High Head Blues  
  • Good Friday  
  • Almost Cut My Hair  
  • Wiser Time  
  • She Talks to Angels  
  • Thorn in My Pride  
  • My Morning Song  
  • Jealous Again  
  • Hard to Handle  
  • Hush  
Encore
  • I'd Love to Change the World  

Tour Dates for
As The Crow Flies