The Black Crowes to Release Anniversary Edition of “Shake Your Money Maker”


 

The Black Crowes will release a 30th-anniversary edition of their classic album Shake Your Money Maker the multi-platinum debut by the seminal blues rules. The album re-released in multi-format sets on February 26 through UMe/American Recordings. Band founders brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of the re-release. Most exciting are the 4LP and 3CD Super Deluxe versions, which includes the original album, remastered; three never-before-heard studio recordings; two previously unreleased demos from the band’s early incarnation as Mr. Crowe’s Garden; B-sides; a spectacular, high-energy 14-song unreleased concert recorded in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia in December 1990; reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe’s Garden show flyer, setlist and tour laminate; a four-inch patch; and a 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke. A 2CD Deluxe version has the remastered album along with the unreleased studio songs, demos, and b-sides. There are also standard 1CD and 1LP versions that are the mastered version of the original. The band reunited in 2019 to the surprise of the rock world.

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The Black Crowes Summer Reunion Tour Has Been Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus


The Black Crowes’ summer 2020 tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1990 debut album, “Shake Your Money Maker” has been officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The trek was scheduled to start on June 17 at Austin’s Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin wrap on September 19 at the Forum in Los Angeles. On Wednesday (May 20), the band released the following statement via social media: “While Chris, Rich and the band were so excited to play for you all this summer, the North American Shake Your Money Maker 30th Anniversary tour dates are being rescheduled to 2021 in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. Hold on to your tickets as they will be honored at the new show dates. Keep an eye on this space and www.theblackcrowes.com for more information, to be announced soon. The whole band and crew can’t wait to get back on the road as soon as its safe. Much love #TBC’. The new lineup of The Black Crowes played two concerts in November — in West Hollywood, California and in New York City, as well as a media tour, such as playing live on The Howard Stern show. Joining Chris and Rich Robinson in The Black Crowes current incarnation are Earthless guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, former Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Tim Lefebvre along with Once And Future Band members Joel Robinow on keyboards and Raj Ojha on drums.

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Watch The Black Crowes Play Second Reunion Show


The Black Crowes popped up in Los Angeles last night (11/14/2019) and played their second reunion tour since announcing it earlier this week. at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. The concert took place three days after brothers Chris and Rich Robinson announced a 46-date 2020 tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Black Crowes ‘ classic debut album, 1990’s Shake Your Money Maker. Watch fan-filmed footage here!Continue reading


The Black Crowes Confirm 2020 Reunion Tour Dates


1990s Blues-Rock revivalists, The Black Crowes have confirmed previous rumours for with an official announcement of their reunion and 2020 tour dates celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1990 debut album, “Shake Your Money Maker”. The trek will see the band performing the LP in its entirety “plus all the hits.” This morning (Monday, November 11) radio legend Howard Stern, one of The Black Crowes’ earliest supporters, announced the reunion of Chris and Rich Robinson, who will tour as The Black Crowes once again, playing the iconic record start to finish. The tour starts on June 17 in Austin, Texas and ends on September 19 in Los Angeles, California. Chris and Rich will be joined by guitarist Isiah Mitchell (Earthless), bassist Tim LeFebvre (David Bowie’s “Blackstar”) and keyboardist Joel Robinow and drummer Ojha of Once And Future Band.Continue reading


Audio: Rich Robinson – Which Way Your Wind Blows


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Rich Robinson, photo credit Alysse Gafjken

Rich Robinson, co-founder of the Black Crowes, will release his next solo album, Flux, on June 24th, due out on Eagle Rock Entertainment. You can hear his new single, ‘Which Way Your Wind Blows’ streaming at this link or below:

 

 

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Rich Robinson – Flux track listing:

1. The Upstairs Land

2. Shipwreck

3. Music That Will Lift Me

4. Everything’s Alright

5. Eclipse The Night

6. Life

7. Ides Of Nowhere

8. Time To Leave

9. Astral

10. For To Give

11. Which Way Your Wind Blows

12. Surrender

13. Sleepwalker

 

Robinson has also been appearing live with the reunited Bad Company as their lead guitarist, but plans a heavy tour schedule to support Flux.

 

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The Black Crowes Call It Quits


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The Black Crowes has disbanded, founding member and guitarist Rich Robinson announced. He and his brother Chris founded the band in 1989 in their hometown of Marrieta, GA.

Said Rich in his statement:

“It is with great disappointment and regret that after having the privilege of writing and performing the music of THE BLACK CROWES over the last 24 years, I find myself in the position of saying that the band has broken up.”
He continued: “I hold my time with THE BLACK CROWES with the utmost respect and sincerest appreciation. It is a huge swath of my life’s body of work. I couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished and deeply moved by the relationships people created and maintained with my music. That alone is the greatest honor of being a musician.
“I love my brother and respect his talent, but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band, and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100% of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to.”

“There are so many people who have helped and supported us along the way.

“I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of our fans, our friends behind the scenes, and to everyone who was a part of THE BLACK CROWES.”


Rich Robinson Releases Woodstock Sessions Vol 3


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Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes founder/guitarist/songwriter) will release a live in the studio recording titled Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 3 on November 18th. Check out “Oh! Sweet Nuthin” here.

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The album was recorded in Woodstock, NY at Applehead Studios in May 2014, the same studio where Robinson self-produced The Ceaseless Sight. It was taped in front of a live audience of guests who were lucky enough to get one of the 200 tickets available for the 2-night event; they were treated to hours of acoustic and electric performance sets, and tons of great stories about Rich’s experiences in the studio and on the road.

Track Listing:
01) The Giving Key
02) Gone Away
03) Sunset Moon
04) I Have A Feeling
05) Laila II
06) One Cylinder
07) Bye Bye Baby
08) Action Direction
09) I Know You
10) Lost and Found
11) Oh! Sweet Nuthing