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Celebrate JamBase’s 20th anniversary with a look back at 20 standout albums from jam acts from each of the past 20 years.
- The Black Crowes Drummer Steve Gorman Pens 'Hard To Handle - The Life & Death Of The Black Crowes' Memoir
‘Hard To Handle: The Life & Death Of The Black Crowes’ is a forthcoming tell-all memoir from drummer Steve Gorman.
Listen to The Magpie Salute’s cover of “The Killing Moon” by Echo & The Bunnymen.
Celebrate Chris Robinson’s birthday today by revisiting a The Black Crowes show featuring Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh on this date in 2008.
Rockers The Magpie Salute added 11 dates to their early-2019 touring itinerary.
Sunday Cinema presents videos of Pink Floyd covers performed by Gov’t Mule, The Avett Brothers and The Magpie Salute at recent ‘Dark Side Of The Mule’ shows.
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About Rich Robinson
When the Black Crowes either broke up or went on indefinite hiatus (it depends on who you ask and sometimes when you ask), guitarist Rich Robinson spent a few months with his family at home, figuring out what to do next. There were some deaths in his extended family that just added to how strange it was adjusting to life without the Crowes, and how strange it was to be working on projects without his brother, vocalist Chris Robinson. He ended up building a studio in his Connecticut home and worked on his production chops. New avenues were opening, too, with Robinson composing the soundtrack for the 2001 film Highway while seriously working on his painting for the first time since the Crowes had formed.
In 2003, he formed the four-piece band Hookah Brown, which toured a bit before Robinson realized he couldn’t stand band politics any longer. Going it alone meant singing lessons, since the guitarist had never handled lead vocals. It took one lesson for Robinson to realize his technique was all wrong, but it built up his confidence and renewed his interest in releasing an album. Playing everything himself but the drums, Robinson soon had enough for an album. Joe Magistro took care of the drum parts, then guest appearances from ex-Crowes keyboardist Eddie Hawrsch and BR5-49’s Donnie Herron were added, and the album was done. Robinson released the result, Paper, in August of 2004 on his own Keyhole label. Shortly afterward in 2005, the Black Crowes reunited and had a successful run of records, beginning with an acoustic duet with brother Chris called Brothers of a Feather in 2007. The next year, the Crowes released the full-length Warpaint, which was succeeded by the double-album Before the Frost…Until the Freeze in 2009. Two years later, the Crowes went on hiatus and Robinson released his second solo album, Through a Crooked Sun.
Watch The Disco Biscuits debut a Blondie cover, bust out “The City” and more at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Umphrey’s McGee brought out Here Come The Mummies and Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson and played their album ‘Anchor Drops’ in full Friday at Summer Camp.
The String Cheese Incident sprinkled a two set performance at DelFest with guest appearances from Del McCoury, Robbie and Ronnie McCoury, Billy Strings and more.
Watch Bob Dylan perform at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 1998 to celebrate the singer-songwriter’s 78th birthday.
The Allman Brothers Band tribute act The Family Peach featuring Butch Trucks’ son and daughter played their first concert together on Wednesday night in Buena Vista, Colorado.