As The Crow Flies Debuts Neil Young Cover In St. Louis

By Scott Bernstein May 4, 2018 9:46 am PDT

As The Crow Flies brought their inaugural tour to The Pageant in St. Louis on Tuesday night, where they had a surprise to end the show. Chris Robinson & Co. encored with what currently stands as the run’s only cover of “Alabama” by Neil Young.

While As The Crow Flies has been focusing on gems from the Black Crowes’ repertoire, they’ve used the encore slot to showcase classic rock covers. Chris Robinson, guitarists Audley Freed and Marcus King, bassist Andy Hess, drummer Tony Leone and keyboardist Adam MacDougall had switched between Ten Years After’s “I’d Love To Change The World” and Rick Derringer’s “Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo” leading up to Tuesday’s performance. The six-piece went a different route in St. Louis by serving up their heartfelt rendition of “Alabama” off Neil Young’s iconic 1972 album, Harvest.

Chris last sang “Alabama” as a member of Phil Lesh & Friends at a pair of “West Coast Rambles” held in 2012 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California as per Crowesbase. The Black Crowes did cover the song regularly in 2006. Next up for As The Crow Flies is a Sunday night show at the Ogden Theatre in Denver.

Listen to As The Crow Flies’ performance of “Alabama” captured by taper boacom and shared by Jam.Buzz:

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