Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Black Crowes enter Georgia Music Hall Of Fame

This past Saturday, The Black Crowes were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame.

The 32nd Annual event was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta; the GMHOF is in Macon. Also honored were vocalist India.Arie and a half-dozen other Georgia music industry players.

The Crowes were inducted by legendary keyboardist, Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers). Accepting the award, Chris Robinson remarked, “This is the first time in 20 years that we’ve all washed our hair on the same day.”

The band played a three-song mini-set, including “Remedy,” “She Talks To Angels” (Leavell sat in), and closed with their first-ever performance of Georgia’s official state song, “Georgia On My Mind.”

Reflecting on a 20-year career, which kicked off with the Crowes’ electrifying version of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle,” Chris told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “I find it to be apropos that one of our earliest hits was an Otis Redding B-side. It will be a joy to be in the same building as the Big O, Little Richard and James Brown.”

Chris went on to say that the rebel attitude within himself, and the band, comes from their surroundings. "Atlanta gave us a philosophical difference, almost an inner ‘us versus them' outlook in terms of business and art. One of the things I appreciate about the sound we make, the music we make, is we don’t lend ourselves to the latest AT&T commercial, we don’t sell beer. That’s directly related to where we’re from and how we grew up."

Supporting their new acoustic double-album, "Croweology," The Black Crowes are currently in the middle of their “Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys” tour, billed as their last before taking an “indefinite hiatus.”

Remedy Remedy (Acoustic Version) - Croweology

Croweology Croweology - The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes – Remedy
Jimmy Kimmel Live – August 4, 2010

She The Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels - Greatest Hits 1990-1999 - A Tribute to a Work In Progress

She The Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels (Acoustic Version) - Croweology

The Black Crowes – She Talks To Angels (1990)