Chris Robinson Brotherhood Debut ‘Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham’ for New EP
It’s been about six months since the Chris Robinson Brotherhood released their last album, ‘Phosphorescent Harvest,’ and now they’re back with a brand-new EP of covers – just in time for Record Store Day Black Friday.
The limited-edition EP, ‘Try Rock ‘N’ Roll,’ will include a cover of the country classic, ‘Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham,’ written by Delaney Bramlett and Mac Davis.
“‘Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham’ hit me as a song to cover because of the classic ‘going to Hollywood to make it big mythology,” Robinson said. “That the singer in the song is southern makes it hit home even harder.”
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood premiered their cover of the tune via L.A. Weekly yesterday (Nov. 24), but you can take a listen below:
'Try Rock 'N' Roll' will be released as a 12-inch vinyl and limited to a mere 1,400 copies. It will be available exclusively at indie record shops. In addition to 'Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham,' the EP will include covers of Mel Tillis' 'Goodbye Wheeling' and the title-track, originally by Bobby Mitchell. It also features an original track by the Brotherhood in the form of a live recording of 'Shake Rattle and Roll.'
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