While the Black Crowes have opened for some of the biggest names in rock and roll like Dave Matthews Band, Heart, Robert Plant and the Grateful Dead, they’ve also successfully made a name for themselves. Although their most well known song is “She Talk to Angels”, the rest of their catalogu... More
While the Black Crowes have opened for some of the biggest names in rock and roll like Dave Matthews Band, Heart, Robert Plant and the Grateful Dead, they’ve also successfully made a name for themselves. Although their most well known song is “She Talk to Angels”, the rest of their catalogue is much louder and heavier. At their best, the Black Crowes echoed classic rock without slavishly imitating their influences, and the band's nostalgic sound helped foster a long, popular career.
Over the years the Black Crowes have released eight studio albums, vocalist Chris Robinson appropriating the sound and style of vintage Rod Stewart throughout with a backing band whose list of former members is twice that of the current members. Formed in the mid 80’s their debut album was released in the early 90’s, the height of their glory days. In 2001, the band went on a month-long summer tour with Oasis -- dubbed "the Tour of Brotherly Love" due to the prevalence of siblings in both bands. Not all was well with the group, however, and the band announced its decision to go on hiatus in January 2002. Drummer Steve Gorman was fired as Chris Robinson began planning a solo career.
In 2005, however, the Black Crowes reunited for a show at San Francisco's Fillmore, a concert that was released in both CD and DVD formats as Freak 'N' Roll...Into the Fog (2006). That year also saw the release of The Lost Crowes, which contained two previously unreleased albums, 1993's Tall (parts of which were seen in America and other places) and the 1997 never-before-heard Band. Following a series of lineup changes, the retooled band then hit the road for a proper tour before setting to work on their first studio effort in seven years.
Joined by newcomer Luther Dickinson, the Black Crowes combined the rootsy appeal of their early work with a newfound political awareness on 2008's Warpaint. A live performance of the album, available as both a DVD and a two-disc CD set, appeared in 2009. Before the Frost/Until the Freeze arrived that same year, marking the band's eighth studio effort. The Black Crowes will be at Boston’s House of Blues both October 22nd and 23rd for what ought to be an unforgettable set, played by one of the best rock and roll band’s of the last three decades.