Rich Robinson, guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of The Black Crowes is set to embark on a unique solo, (mostly) acoustic tour. The unique performance circumstance sees Robinson, whom PopMatters named, “a solo artist worth taking seriously,” on stage with just five guitars and his own musical zeitgeist. The guitars include a freshly restored Guild 12-string, two small-bodied vintage “parlour” guitars, a jumbo acoustic as well as a hand-built gypsy-style Teye electric. The dates promise to provide a look into his songwriting process with his unencumbered virtuosity laid bare.
Robinson will be performing material from his most recent album, The Ceaseless Sight, which Rolling Stone’s David Fricke called “..so rich in textures and assured in the writing that it sounds like a true debut,” as well as from its two predecessors, Through A Crooked Sun and Paper. Additional repertoire sources include material from Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield as well as traditional folk blues. He notes, “I enjoy the simplicity of doing acoustic shows where I can break a song down to its purest form; it’s closest to the way I write them.”
While Robinson continues to actively tour and record with the electric band with whom he recorded The Ceaseless Sight, he undertook a successful Spring acoustic tour in major US markets such as Boston, New York and Washington, DC and the concept was critically acclaimed and met with wide approval by his fans.
Don’t miss his acoustic set this Saturday at The Southgate House Revival! Doors are at 8p and show is at 9p!