Legendary musicians arrive on consecutive nights for intimate shows at the Tobin Center

September 22, 2016 - 4:15pm

Beginning Sunday, the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is presenting its strongest run of consecutive shows. Singer-songwriters Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, Rodney Crowell and John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful are set to deliver intimate shows with their bands as part of the Tobin’s Studio Sessions series. Robinson plays Sunday. Sebastian plays Tuesday. Crowell, who plays Monday, joked that he’s rolling into town from Nashville “with new lies to tell.” The intimate setting doesn’t intimidate him a lick. He’ll share stories, along with his wonderfully crafted songs, if that’s what his fans want. “If the audience shows any signs that they’re interested in that, then, yes,” Crowell said. “You have to learn to read an audience and feel what they’re receptive to. Texas audiences, all that whole Central Texas, up and down I-35 and over to Houston, it seems that Texans have always taken pride in knowing how to be an audience, all the way back to the days of Bob Wills and dancing to music or knowing when to clap for the right guitar solo or steel guitar solo. That’s part of the tradition.”

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