Brothers Of A Feather Live At The Roxy

Whatever you may think of the Black Crowes, there’s no arguing that Chris and Rich Robinson have earned a place among rock’n’roll’s great brother combinations. While the future of the band is unclear, this release shows that their driving force is still committed to working together. Recorded during an extended engagement of intimate duo shows in L.A., Live At The Roxy is more of a treat for fans, since the song selections delve into more obscure corners of the Crowes’ catalogue, as well as the Robinsons’ solo projects, and their deep well of ’70s covers. This latter category provides the album’s best surprises, with John Martyn’s "Over The Hill” and Canadian singer/songwriter David Wiffen’s "Lost My Driving Wheel.” Chris sounds in excellent voice throughout, and Rich still has a few catchy Keith Richards-esque riffs left in his trick bag, as on the brand new "Magic Rooster Blues.” Hopefully, it and the rest of Live At The Roxy are merely a tease for a full-fledged return of the complete band. (Eagle Rock)