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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.
Gov’t Mule once again teamed with the members of The Magpie Salute this time for covers from Derek & The Dominos and the Allman Brothers Band.
Once again, Gov’t Mule and The Magpie Salute teamed in various formations for a collaborative encore on Wednesday night.
Rich Robinson, John Hogg, Marc Ford and Matt Slocum joined Gov’t Mule for a pair of covers to end the night in Mankato, Minnesota on Tuesday.
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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.
Umphrey’s McGee dusted off Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” for the first time in nearly five years last night in Cleveland.
Spafford dusted off an Eagles cover and delivered their debut of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during their first of two from Terrapin Crossroads – watch full show pro-shot video.
Trey Anastasio sat in with Mike Gordon’s solo band for the first time since 2014 last night at The Sinclair in Boston joining his Phish bandmate for the majority of the second set and encore.
Umphrey’s McGee teamed with Big Something’s Casey Conrad on a Rolling Stones cover and unearthed a true rarity last night at Stage AE.
Widespread Panic returned to The Capitol Theatre for the first time in 27 years kicking off their first-ever headlining run at the historic rock palace on Friday night.