Origin: Atlanta, Georgia
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Since the beginning, when the band was known as Mr. Crowe’s Garden, the driving force behind the Black Crowes has always been brothers Chris and Rich Robinson who initially formed the band while going to Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia.
This is the band from Atlanta that brought the barroom raunch of the Stones, Faces and Humble Pie back to the charts beginning in 1989.
The Black Crowes band was signed to Def American Recordings in 1989 by producer George Drakoulias and released their debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, the following year. The follow-up, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, reached the top of the Billboard 200 in 1992.
After the release of a greatest hits/acoustic double album Croweology in August 2010, the band started a 20th anniversary tour that was followed by an ongoing second hiatus. The band announced that they would return in early 2013 but that December they returned to hiatus status with no specific return date. They announced their break-up, two years later in 2015.
The Black Crowe’s members have moved on to other musical projects, some of which were active prior to the bands dissolution.
Chris Robinson has continued performing with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, a band he formed in 2011 which also includes Adam MacDougall. He released his third studio album with them, Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel, in 2016.
Rich Robinson has continued his solo career, recording his fourth solo album, Flux, in 2016. In late 2016 he announced the formation of The Magpie Salute which also includes former Black Crowes members Marc Ford and Sven Pipien. The band will perform Black Crowes songs in addition to selections from Robinson and Ford’s solo careers.
Steve Gorman has continued to perform with Trigger Hippy, a band he co founded in 2009 which also featured Jackie Greene until late 2015 when he left to focus on his solo career.
Former keyboardist Eddie Harsch died on November 4, 2016, at the age of 59.
The band has sold over 30 million albums and is listed at number 92 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. They were also labeled by Melody Maker as “The Most Rock ‘n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” and the readers of Rolling Stone voted them ‘Best New American Band’ in 1990.
Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1992)
Three Snakes and One Charm (1996)
By Your Side (1999)
Before the Frost…Until the Freeze (2009)