Chris Robinson Brotherhood Debuts Roy Orbison Cover In Greensboro

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Last night the Chris Robinson Brotherhood performed a concert at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, North Carolina. The show was capped with an encore featuring The CRB’s debut performance of a classic Roy Orbison song.

Frontman Chris Robinson led the group through an opening take on “Sweet Thang and Cisco” followed by “High Is Not The Top” from the recently issued studio LP Barefoot In The Head. Tuesday’s first set also saw takes on Waylon Jennings’ “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line,” as well as “Roan County Banjo,” “Meanwhile in the Gods…” and “Tulsa Yesterday.” The first half closed with Delaney Bramlett’s “Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham.”

“Forever As The Moon” from last year’s studio LP Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel was selected to open set two, with the Barefoot In The Head cuts “Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks” and “She Shares My Blanket” coming next. The second set closed with the Barefoot tracks “If You Had A Heart To Break” and “Behold The Seer,” which came after renditions of Junior Wells’ “Little By Little,” and the band’s own “Good to Know” and “Narcissus Soaking Wet.”

The encore at The Blind Tiger saw Robinson leading the ensemble on their first performance of “Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream).” The song was penned by Cindy Walker and was a hit single in 1962 when first recorded by Roy Orbison.

Setlist

Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Blind Tiger

Set 1
  • Sweet Thang and Cisco  
  • High Is Not the Top
  • Reflections on a Broken Mirror
  • Roan County Banjo
  • Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line  
  • Meanwhile in the Gods...
  • Tulsa Yesterday
  • Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham  
Set 2
  • Forever as the Moon
  • Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks
  • She Shares My Blanket
  • Little by Little  
  • Good to Know
  • Narcissus Soaking Wet
  • If You Had a Heart to Break
  • Behold the Seer
Encore
  • Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
  • Roy Orbison