In the fall of 2010, www.chrisrobinsonband.com appeared, fueling speculation that this would be Chris' new project with the advent of the Crowes hiatus. This was confirmed at the final date of the Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys Tour in San Francisco, when stickers advertising the band and the website were passed out promoting April 2011. Eventually, the project was titled the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and a two months California tour was launched on March 29, 2011 at Soho in Santa Barbara, California.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood lineup includes Adam MacDougall (of the Black Crowes) on keyboards, George Sluppick on drums, Mark "Muddy" Dutton (of Burning Tree) on bass, and Neal Casal on guitar. Casal replaced Jonathan Wilson, who was initially announced as a member of the band, but left shortly after. CRB went into Sunset Studios to record an album in January 2012. Their first album, "Big Moon Ritual", will be released on June 5th, 2012, with the companion album "The Magic Door" being released sometime in September 2012. CRB will also be releasing a 7" of "Blue Suede Shoes" & a live version "Girl, I Love You" for Record Store Day on April 21, 2012