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Rich Robinson On Mountain Stage

Jan 29, 2013

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Rich Robinson makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. By his mid-20s, Robinson had already achieved remarkable commercial success as the lead guitarist for Black Crowes. Alongside his brother Chris, the band all but single-handedly reintroduced soulful, bluesy Southern rock to a mainstream that had been occupied with hair-metal and glitzy pop. Robinson's guitar helped lay the groundwork for a sound that launched a long, successful, and tumultuous career.

Years later, Robinson found himself going through an introspective period, brought on by his divorce and Black Crowes' unexpected hiatus. This, in turn, led to Through a Crooked Sun, his second release as a solo artist. And, though he deals with personal issues like family, fame, and fear, Robinson still builds upon the crunchy tones for which he's known. Backed by his own band, Robinson's set draws entirely from the new album, and includes "Lost and Found," which was not heard on the Mountain Stage broadcast.

This Mountain Stage performance was originally published on May 22, 2012.

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SET LIST

  • "It's Not Easy"
  • "Lost And Found"
  • "Hey Fear"
  • "Falling Again"
  • "Following You Forever"
  • "Gone Away"

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