live music: BLACK CROWES x RYMAN AUDITORIUM x 4.21.13

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN. – Southern rockers…The Black Crowes reunited to hit the road again on their “Lay Down With Number 13” tour. For those of you that know me well, you know how much I LOVE the Black Crowes. I’ve been seeing them since the beginning of 1995; all across the country. Night 2’s performance was slated as an acoustic show with plenty of special guests.

Check out my review in photos…

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Notes:
The Ryman Auditorium is a beautiful venue. This former tabernacle was built in the early 1890’s and was later home to the Grand Ole Opry in the 1940’s. The immense roster of talent that has graced that stage is amazing. The acoustics in this building are great as well as the interior vibe. The original stage and flooring are in tact as well as all the pews.

Again, I worked as much of that venue as I could from top to bottom for the first 2 songs [roughly 7-10 mins]. The lighting was decent for the first 2 songs. As per usual…the lighting gets better after the photogs are gone. A big thank you to the staff at the Ryman for being so nice and accommodating to me.

Plenty of special guests, treats and first time played songs throughout the show. While it was a bit more country and honkey tonk then I like…well after all we were in Nashville!

There was no shortage of highlights from this show. My honorable mentions go out to “Feelin’ Alright” with ex-Black Crowe Audley Freed, “Cash On The Barrelhead” with Chuck Mead from BR549, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” where at one point I think I counted 16 or 17 people on stage, and of course “Boomer’s Story”.

Setlist:
Soul Singing
Hotel Illness
Welcome To The Good Times
Whoa Mule
Feelin’ Alright
Thorn In My Pride
Cash On The Barrelhead
Garden Gate
My Heart’s Killing Me
Deep River Blues (1st time played)
All Along The Way
Someday Past The Sunset
East Virginia Blues
Lips That Lie (1st time played)
Last Place That Love Lives
Oh The Rain
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
What Is Home
Driving Wheel
Shine Along
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (1st time played)

Encore:
Poor Elijah – Tribute To Johnson (Medley)
That’s How Strong My Love Is (1st time played)
Boomer’s Story

The Black Crowes perform an acoustic show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

GUEST/SONG NOTES:
Sam Bush played on Whoa Mule, My Heart’s Killing Me, Feelin’ Alright, Cash On The Barrelhead, Garden Gate, Deep River Blues, That’s How Strong My Love Is and Boomer’s Story
Audley Freed played on Feelin’ Alright, That’s How Strong My Love Is and Boomer’s Story
Rich sang vocals on Feelin’ Alright
Jackie Greene played banjo on Whoa Mule & Garden Gate and organ on Dixie Down
Chuck Mead sang lead vocals on Cash On The Barrelhead
Jackie Greene sang lead vocals on Deep River Blues with Chris, Sally & Sarah only
Rich solo acoustic on All Along That Way
Chris solo acoustic on Someday Past The Sunset
Old Crow Medicine Show, Chris, Rich, Jackie on East Virginia Blues, Last Place That Love Lives, Oh The Rain and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
All guests on Shine Along and Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

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2 Responses to “live music: BLACK CROWES x RYMAN AUDITORIUM x 4.21.13”

  1. nadya says:

    beautiful photos Joe!!!

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