“Is the air getting thinner?” Chris Robinson warbled into the microphone. “Are we getting high?”
The shaggy singer was correct on both fronts, with a wink and a smile, during the eighth annual Targhee Fest. As always, the festival held at 8,000 feet lived up to its billing as one of the highest times of the summer.
His new band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, was one of many pleasant surprises on the ski slope above Alta, Wyo. Joan Osborne and Jackie Greene’s collaboration, Trigger Hippy, was another, as was a sparkling set by reggae icon Toots and the Maytals.
But the most outrageous performance of the weekend came late night in the Trap Bar, by Andy Frasco and the UN.