After more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording Chris Robinson brings his latest project The Chris Robinson Brotherhood to the Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Saturday, October 20 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 21 at noon at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket office.
What began as an experiment without expectations turned into a 118-show journey for Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) that surprised these seasoned pros as music of unshakeable solidity and exuberant reach poured out of them. This New Cosmic California sound finds its fruition on the CRB's studio debut Big Moon Ritual which was released in June and is to be followed this September by a companion album The Magic Door.
For a full year, the CRB road tested their ideas, and in the process turned into an empathetic, limber congregation of talents, something different than any of their previous work with the likes of Phil Lesh & Friends, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals and JJ Grey & Mofro. By the time of their sold-out four-night run at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall last December, the Brotherhood were fully switched-on. This is the band that entered Sunset Sound in Los Angeles in January 2012, setting up shop in Studio B and came out the other side of a six-day session with 27 different songs with 97 takes, most of it captured straight off-the-floor with only minor enhancements after the fact.
The fruits of this hard-charging January session are heard on kindred albums Big Moon Ritual and The Magic Door, with each song cycle spotlighting seven tunes, including a cover of Hank Ballard's Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is also a torchbearer for rock's 1950's roots, tapping the catalogs of greats like the Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley for their ever-changing cover tune selections.
Reserved tickets priced at $45.00 and $35.00 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727.791.7400 or by logging onto www.atthecap.com. A limited number of VIP tickets priced at $125.00, which includes a premium seat and
a meet and greet will also be available. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm. The Capitol Theatre Ticket Office opens one hour prior to showtime.
Valet Parking is available at most performances.
The City of Clearwater and Ruth Eckerd Hall have joined forces to renovate and revitalize the intimate Capitol Theatre located on downtown Clearwater's beautiful Cleveland Street. Constructed and established in 1921, this classic structure, complete with a large mezzanine and furnishings reminiscent of a classic Hollywood theater, is one of the oldest operating theatres in the state of Florida. In 2009, the Clearwater City Council designated the Capitol Theatre a historical landmark. The is the first such designation by the city. Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Capitol Theatre are 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organizations.