Words & Images by: Mike Hardaker
The Black Crowes :: 08.29.10 :: Fillmore Auditorium :: Denver, CO
The Black Crowes rolled into the Fillmore Auditorium possibly for the last time as part of the band's "Goodbye to the Bad Guys" tour. After an extensive run of U.S. concert dates scheduled between August and December of 2010, the band has announced they will be taking an indefinite break.
The Crowes are also on the road to support their new album of re-recordings of tracks from their 20 years together titled Croweology. The two-disc album was recorded in Los Angeles and is 100-percent acoustic. During the Fillmore Auditorium show in Denver, The Black Crowes' entire first set was played with acoustic instruments, a big change from the loud rock 'n' roll their rep is based on.
The Black Crowes current lineup features brothers Chris (vocals, guitar) and Rich Robinson (guitar, vocals), Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass), Luther Dickinson (guitar) and Adam McDougall (keyboards).
On September 11 2010, The Black Crowes will be inducted into the 32nd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show. Former inductees include Widespread Panic and R.E.M.. The event marks the 20th anniversary of The Black Crowes multi-platinum album Shake Your Moneymaker. If you're in the Georgia area or consider yourself a true fan try and make it down to the Hall Of Fame Awards show; it's a rocking good time!!
One can only hope the hiatus is not indefinite. The Black Crowes have been putting their heart and soul into rock 'n' roll for the last 20 years. As one member of the crowd said, "This is the only hippie band left. Look at him (Chris Robinson) and Luther (Dickinson)." I couldn't help but agree. With the addition of Luther Dickinson, the guitars were blazing throughout the night; such a great sound.
Set I: Soul Singing, Hotel Illness, The Last Place That Love Lives, Ballad In Urgency, Wiser Time, She, Under a Mountain, Whoa Mule, My Morning Song, She Talks To Angels, No Speak No Slave
Set II: Remedy, Seeing Things, Jealous Again, Thorn's Progress > Thorn In My Pride, Oh! Sweet Nuthin', High Head Blues, Sometimes Salvation, Halfway to Everywhere
E: Title Song, Hot Burrito #2
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