Monday, September 20, 2010

The Black Crowes Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys

By David Oppenheimer
The Black Crowes performed last night, September 19, 2010 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC on their Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys tour.  The band got its start in 1984 prior to adopting their current name.  The Black Crowes have announced that this is their last tour after two decades on the road.  (Click on photos to view full size)

The tour, accompanying the 2010 release of an acoustic based release Crowology with recordings of rearrangements of many of the band's popular original songs, is composed of a full acoustic set and a electric set at each venue.  The acoustic set not one of those stay in your seat performances.  Instead, Luther Dickenson blazed on the slide with his plugged in acoustic guitars making some forget they were listening to an acoustic set. 

More photos of The Black Crowes from this show up at Performance Impressions concert photography archives.

The Black Crowes current band members on tour are Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson, Luther Dickinson, Adam MacDougal, Steve Gorman, Joe Magistro, Sven Pipien, Charity White and Mona Lisa Young.

Tickets are still on sale for many venues.  The Black Crowes are offering 4 levels of VIP tickets with this tour.

Steve Gorman put on a notable extended drum jam with percussionist Joe Magistro during the second set.

The Black Crowes setlist from September 19, 2010 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Acoustic Set
Jealous Again
Hotel Illness
Whoa Mule
Lost My Drivin' Wheel (Tom Rush cover)
What is Home
Ballad In Urgency
Wiser Time
East Virginia Blues (The Carter Family cover)
Oh Josephine
My Morning Song
Miracle to Me

Electric Set
Movin' On Down the Line
Black Moon Creeping
Let It Be Gone (The Grease Band cover)
Poor Elijah / Tribute To Johnson (Delaney and Bonnie cover)
Downtown Money Waster
Thorn In My Pride
Hard to handle (Otis Redding cover)
She Talks To Angels
Hot Burrito #2 (The Flying Burrito Brothers cover)

1 comment:

ferner said...

Thanks for posting these pictures. My husband and I were at this Asheville concert and it was excellent. Unbelievable talent. Who else can play and sound good for 3 hours and 45 minutes? I hope the Black Crowes enjoy several months of rest after December and then begin a less demanding tour in 2012 (and remember to include small venues in VA and/or NC)

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