Artist: Brothers Of A Feather”
Title: “Live At The Roxy”
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 9/4/2007
Calling themselves “Brothers Of A Feather” for the tour, Chris and Rich Robinson from The Black Crowes stripped down to their acoustic basics and delivered a concert that would come off as one of the best in their careers. The DVD “Live At The Roxy” was filmed across the span of a three night appearance at the famous venue and found the brothers accompanied by two backup singers and a saxophone player for added warmth and body to the already rich melodies that they would deliver. The understated setting of the stage was that of a living room and the musicians sat on simple wooden chairs and played their hearts out much to the delight of the sold out crowd in attendance. The relaxing visuals and warm sounds that the brothers delivered made this one hell of a DVD to sit back and enjoy. I took this as a presentation that was not unlike that of the MTV show “Unplugged” as since all of the songs were delivered in this fashion it just made me think of it as such. The brothers cover a lot of ground with this set of shows and given that there were probably a lot more treats involved in the actual show, made me wonder why this was relegated to only a single DVD and opposed to being a double. They deliver Blues standards and solo material and of course the revered classics of their own, but while “Jealous Again” fits perfectly in this setting, we find tracks like “Hard To Handle” absent from the film. Maybe they did it at one of the shows but it isn’t here and I hardly missed it based on the overall quality of everything else that is delivered. The guitar playing of the pair is crisp and clean and Chris’ voice is the best that I have ever heard him over the years.
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