We were excited to catch the Blind Boys of Alabama for the first time and were very glad we did as they were the highlight on this night. The group sounded glorious and strong, and their choice of covers was just sensational. They didn't do much (if anything) from their new album but that didn't matter, the performance was great.
Not so much for the Crowes. They just seemed a bit tired and to be going through the motions as their most recent hiatus looms. I don't think Jackie Greene is a great fit for the band, when Rich Robinson started playing lead the songs seemed to just work better, "Thorn In My Pride" being the best example.
I will have more from both of these bands in the next couple of days, so stay tuned. Peep some video in the meantime: