Friday, November 4, 2016

Former Black Crowes keyboardist Eddie Harsch dead at 59

The Magpie Salute and former Black Crowes keyboardist Eddie Harsch died Friday at the age of 59.

"It is with the saddest of hearts that we bid farewell to our dear friend Eddie Harsch," announced The Magpie Salute via social media. "Eddie was a brilliant musician, with a beautiful heart. We should remember Eddie for his music, his great sense of humor, and his positive outlook on life.

“We ask that everyone please respect the privacy of Eddie's family at this time. Let's honor him by celebrating his musical contributions to the world, and by sending positive thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Our hearts will forever remain with our musical brother."

No further details regarding Harsch’s passing have been released.

Toronto-born Harsch joined The Black Crowes in 1991 and was on board for five albums, including 1992’s “The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion”, 1994’s “Amorica”, 1996’s “Three Snakes And One Charm”, 1999’s “By Your Side” and 2001’s “Lions.”

Harsch left the group in 2006 and they carried on with two more studio albums and multiple tours until formally announcing their breakup in 2015 after 24 years as a band.

The keyboardist recently became a founding member of The Magpie Salute alongside former Crowes bandmates Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien; the lineup also includes several members of Robinson’s solo band.

The Magpie Salute are scheduled to make their live debut during a sold-out four-night stand at the Gramercy Theatre in New York in January.

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