Brotherhood of Freaks

Brotherhood of Freaks

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Michael's on Main

2591 South Main Street

Soquel, CA 95073

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Tribute to the Chris Robinson Brotherhood Featuring members of China Cats, Cosmic Pinball, Slug’s & Roses, Velour, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel)

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Brotherhood of Freaks is a tribute to the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Formed in 2011 while the Black Crowes were on hiatus, and as seemingly a reaction to the success and excess of the Black Crowes, CRB was formed after jam sessions in Laurel Canyon and at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads brought Chris Robinson, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and guitarist Neal Casal together. CRB toured extensively from 2011 until the untimely passing of Neal Casal in 2019. In those years, music freaks in California, the rest of the United States, Europe and Australia were treated to CRB’s unique psychedelic and danceable blend of rock and roll, blues, country, and funk & soul, featuring great original songs and a curation of heady interpretations of what Gram Parsons must have had in mind when he coined the phrase Cosmic American Music.

After the tragic passing of Neal Casal, CRB disbanded, Chris Robinson reformed the Black Crowes, and the other musicians went on to other projects, and it seemed that the amazing catalog of songs performed by the CRB in their nine-year run might fall by the wayside. Brotherhood of Freaks was formed to keep that treasure trove of musical bliss alive and rockin’. Based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Brotherhood of Freaks features Mike Cross on vocals and rhythm guitar, Mike Johnson (Cosmic Pinball, Kava Jah) on lead guitar, Paul Garcia (Puffball Collective, Slugs & Roses) on drums, and Kyle Gorath (Velour) on bass, and Steve Sofranko (China Cats, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel) on keyboards and vocals. We have embraced the CRB catalog and hope to lovingly play it for your listening and dancing pleasure!

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/BrotherhoodofFreaks

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