Recently during a Black Crowes acoustic concert in Philadelphia, Chris Robinson took heed of the complaints from a number of concertgoers when he addressed the chatty audience.
According to he spoke directly to the crowd “It would be nice if we could hear ourselves,” but before himself and his brother Rich Robinson launched into “Wiser Time,” he added, “so if you could just shut the fuck up a little bit. … But that’s cool, because it’s like, ‘What are we here – every fucking week doing this shit?'”
The Robinson brothers are performing together in a series of intimate preview shows before the Black Crowes begin their full reunion tour. The show kicked off in Philadelphia with “Jealous Again” and “Twice as Hard.”
That was before Robinson stopped the show to point out how much the crowd noise was annoying both performers and the other audience members who had come to listen and enjoy. “We’re not gonna be up here for that long, so if you could show us a little respect,” Chris noted.
“It’s a waste of our time to have to stop to ask other people to be polite while we’re performing.” His first request for quiet was not observed so Robinson was forced to stop again before performing “Oh Josephine” later in the set.
The Robinsons have called this mini-tour, Brothers of a Feather with a setlist that includes “Thorn in My Pride,” “Nonfiction,” a dedication of “Descending” to late Black Crowes keyboardist Ed Harsch and an encore cover of Ry Cooder’s “Boomer’s Story.”