The inaugural and what for now is expected to be the only As The Crow Flies tour concluded on Sunday night at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Vocalist Chris Robinson, guitarists Marcus King and Audley Freed, bassist Andy Hess, keyboardist Adam MacDougall and drummer Tony Leone stuck to similar setlists chock full of beloved Black Crowes songs and would vary between classic rock gems as the encores. As The Crow Flies ended the tour with their version of Marshall Tucker Band’s “Take The Highway,” a song they played for the first time one night earlier at Montbleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
The six-piece wound up performing “Wiser Time,” “Remedy,” “She Talks To Angels,” “Sting Me,” Thorn In The Pride,” “By Your Side” and “Jealous Again” at all 17 concerts as well as a medley featuring “Hush” within “Hard To Handle” and a version of CSNY’s “Almost Cut My Hair.” Three Snakes & A Charm’s “Good Friday” and Amorica’s “High Head Blues” were played nearly every night, while “Hotel Illness,” “Sister Luck,” “Nonfiction,” “(Only) Halfway To Everywhere,” “My Morning Song” and “Sometimes Salvation” were the other Crowes tunes ATCF tackled at least once over the course of the tour.
As The Crow Flies encored with Ten Years After’s “I’d Love To Change The World” at the first two concerts of the run. They then switched between Rick Derringer’s “Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo,” Neil Young’s “Alabama,” The Doors’ “Peace Frog” and the aforementioned “Take The Highway” as the encores during the remainder of the tour. Marcus King provided harmony vocals on the ATCF version of the opening track from The Marshall Tucker Band’s self-titled 1973 debut studio album.
Watch fan-shot video of As The Crow Flies performing “Take The Highway” on Saturday night in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada captured by Drew Johnson:
As The Crow Flies at MontBleu Theatre
- Sting Me
- (Only) Halfway to Everywhere
- By Your Side
- Sister Luck
- High Head Blues
- Good Friday
- Almost Cut My Hair
- Wiser Time
- She Talks to Angels
- Thorn in My Pride
- Jealous Again
- Hard to Handle
- Take The Highway
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