Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes headlined the Newport Folk Festival’s Folk On event on Monday as Brothers Of A Feather. The 10-song performance at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island was Chris & Rich’s first full set as a duo of 2021 and included three tunes The Black Crowes have yet to play on their current reunion tour.
The Brothers Robinson opened with “Jealous Again” from The Black Crowes’ 1990 debut album, Shake Your Money Maker. The Black Crowes are performing the LP in its entirety on each night of their first tour since 2013. Chris and Rich followed with “Hotel Illness,” a song off The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion that The Black Crowes played on opening night of their excursion but didn’t make the setlists at any of the three shows that have come since.
Next, the pair offered up “Soul Singing” from 2001’s Lions and “Good Friday” off 1996’s Three Snakes And One Charm. “Good Friday” was also played on opening night in Nashville by the full band yet not again since. Chris and Rich then treated fans to the aforementioned three songs the Crowes have yet to perform this summer: “Oh Josephine,” “Nonfiction” and “Whoa Mule.” The former and latter were the newest tunes to make the setlist as they date back to 2008’s Warpaint. All three made frequent appearances at the duo’s 2020 Brothers Of A Feather concerts.
Monday’s 50-minute performance concluded with a trio of Crowes classics that Chris and Rich have played at all four full band shows this year. First came the Amorica gem “Wiser Time” before the pair worked through Shake Your Money Maker’s “She Talks To Angels” and “Thorn In My Pride” from 1992’s The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion. Chris sang a bit of “Turn On Your Lovelight” in the set-closing “Thorn In My Pride.”
Newport Folk Festival’s second Folk On event resumes today and ends tomorrow. Watch fan-shot video from the Brothers Of A Feather set below:
Setlist (via Crowesbase)
Set: Jealous Again, Hotel Illness, Soul Singing, Good Friday, Oh Josephine, Non Fiction, Whoa Mule, Wiser Time, She Talks To Angels, Thorn In My Pride