Circles Around The Sun Begin Tour With Eric Krasno
Circles Around the Sun kicked off a tour featuring Eric Krasno on guitar last night in Seattle. Wednesday’s show at The Crocodile was the band’s first headlining performance without founder Neal Casal.
Casal, who died in August, expressed his wishes for Circles Around The Sun to continue without him. Krasno, bassist Dan Horne, keyboardist Adam MacDougall and drummer Mark Levy began last night’s concert with “On My Mind,” the song that opens the group’s 2018 studio album, Let It Wander, and that was played by the four musicians at a recent tribute to Casal. CATS then dug in on “Gilbert’s Groove” from their initial set of tunes composed as a soundtrack for setbreak at 2015’s Fare Thee Well – Celebrating 50 Years Of Grateful Dead concerts.
The quartet went back to Let It Wander for an 18-minute “Halicarnassus” before performing the dreamy “Hallucinate A Solution” and downtempo “Immovable Object.” Last night’s penultimate song was “When I Was At Peace,” the evening’s lone number from the forthcoming Circles Around The Sun Meets Joe Russo EP. “When I Was At Peace” opens the four-track collaboration between drummer Joe Russo and CATS which comes out tomorrow via Royal Potato Family.
Circles Around The Sun’s tour opener ended with an expansive rendition of the Let It Wander track, “One For Chuck.” The tour continues tonight at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.
Listen to full show audio taped by Justin Hoogerwerf below:
Set: On My Mind, Gilbert’s Groove, Halicarnassus, Hallucinate A Solution, Immovable Object, When I Was At Peace, One For Chuck