Kevn Kinney, Charlie Starr & More Join The Black Crowes In Alpharetta

Watch members of Blackberry Smoke, Drivin' n' Cryin' and the Georgia Satellites help the band end Sunday's concert with "Rock & Roll."

By Scott Bernstein Jun 20, 2022 10:30 am PDT

The Black Crowes welcomed Drivin’ n’ Cryin’s Kevn Kinney, Blackberry Smoke frontman Charlie Starr and Rick Richards of Georgia Satellites to close out their concert in Alpharetta, Georgia on Sunday. Kinney, Starr and Richards joined the group for their cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Rock & Roll” as the encore at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.

Drivin n’ Cryin’ opened the latest stop of the Crowes’ Shake Your Money Maker 2022 Tour last night. Both bands were formed in Georgia as were the Georgia Satellites and Blackberry Smoke. Led by co-founding members Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson, The Black Crowes kicked off their 17-song concert with a complete performance of Shake Your Money Maker, their 1990 debut studio album.

The Black Crowes have started each show of their 2021 and 2022 Shake Your Money Maker tours by playing the LP in its entirety. From there, the group has gone on to perform a mix of hits and deep cuts from throughout their illustrious career. Sunday’s post-Shake Your Money Maker segment began with beloved The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion gem “My Morning Song.” Next up was a huge surprise as the Crowes stuck with their 1992 studio album for “Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye.” Last night marked the group’s first performance of the song since August 4, 2013 as per Setlist.FM.

The bust out was followed by a take on The Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” one of six covers the band recorded for their recently released 1972 EP. Next came the Amorica classic “Wiser Time” before the band returned to The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion for the pairing of “Thorn In My Pride” and “Remedy” to close the set.

Chris Robinson introduced Kinney, Starr and Richards at the beginning of the encore. Starr previously covered for Black Crowes lead guitarist Isaiah Mitchell earlier this spring while Mitchell was on tour with Earthless. “We’re gonna do this Velvet Underground song that says it all,” Chris told the crowd before the band and their fellow Georgians lit into the show-closing “Rock & Roll.” Kevn Kinney and Chris Robinson traded lead vocal duties, while Charlie Starr, Rich Robinson, Isaiah Mitchell and Rick Richards ripped on guitar.

Watch fan-shot video featuring “Rock & Roll” and “Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye” below:

Rock & Roll

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Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye

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Photos by Ian Rawn

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Setlist (via Setlist.FM)

Set: Twice As Hard, Jealous Again, Sister Luck, Could I’ve Been So Blind, Seeing Things, Hard To Handle, Thick N’ Thin, She Talks To Angels, Struttin’ Blues, Stare It Cold, My Morning Song, Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye, Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, Wiser Time, Thorn In My Pride, Remedy

Encore: Rock & Roll (w/ Charlie Starr, Kevn Kinney and Rick Richardson)

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