Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Betty's Blends, Vol. Two | Available June 2

Article Contributed by Calabro Music Media | Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chris Robinson Brotherhood has announced the release of Betty's Blend’s, Volume Two: Best Of The West on June 2. Recorded and mixed live by the legendary Grateful Dead archivist Betty Cantor-Jackson, the nine-track collection features performances captured throughout The CRB's 2014 summer tour of the western United States, including "Rosalee" from the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, "Shore Power" from Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, "Burn Slow" from Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver and a standout 15-minute plus version of "Vibration & Light Suite" from Theatre Deville in Vacaville, CA. In addition to CRB originals, the set includes a pair of covers: "They Love Each Other" by The Grateful Dead and "Driving Wheel" by Tom Rush, both of which are invariably highlights of The CRB's live shows.
True to the band’s farm-to-table aesthetic, Betty's Blends, Vol. Two will be issued by Robinson's label, Silver Arrow Records, as a limited edition release with only 2000 2-LP sets, 2000 CDs and 2000 downloads available.

"Off we go on another sonic adventure through the ears and mind of the one and only Betty Cantor-Jackson," says Chris Robinson. "Clear some room, lay on the music and let the high times commence!"

In addition to Betty's Blends, Vol. Two, The CRB is set to release a 2-song CD sampler in an Alan Forbes-designed CRB tote bag for Record Store Day 2015. The tracks on the sampler will include "Shore Power" from Betty's Blends, Vol. Two plus The CRB's version of the Buddy Holly song, "Love's Made A Fool Of You" with The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh playing bass.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood will be touring throughout summer 2015, including a number of high profile festivals.

Upcoming dates include:

April 2 - Byron Bay, Australia - Bluesfest
April 3 - Byron Bay, Australia - Bluesfest
April 4 - Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel
April 6 - Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre
April 30 - Big Sur, CA - Loma Vista
May 1 - Big Sur, CA - Loma Vista
May 2 - Calpine, CA - Sierra Valley Lodge
May 5 - Nevada City, CA - Miners Foundry Cultural Center
May 6 - Arcata, CA - Humboldt Brews
May 8 - Bend, OR - The Domino Room
May 9 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
May 10 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
May 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
May 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
May 15 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
May 16 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
May 17 - Bellevue, CO - Mishawaka Amphitheater
May 22 - N. Lawrence, OH - The Ville
May 29 - San Diego, CA - North Park Observatory
May 31 - Napa, CA - BottleRock Festival
June 19 - Steamboat Springs, CO - Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series
July 10 - Summit Point, WV - All Good Music Festival

July 11 - Marshfield, MA - Levitate Music Festival
July 17 - Lowell, MA - Lowell Summer Concert Series
Jul 25 - Floyd, VA - FloydFest