Happy Birthday Rich Robinson. Richard Spencer "Rich" Robinson was born May 24, 1969. In this image Rich is 24 years old.
I have so many great things to say about the Black Crowes, Rich Robinson and his new band, The Magpie Salute.
First off, I shot at least 10 Black Crowes shows for their fan club, Taller, on the Amorica Tour in 1994. I'm very grateful for that opportunity as it gave me a huge boost into the industry.
Secondly, Southern Harmony and the Musical Companion is one of my favourite albums. Track for track, it has stood the test of time. I photographed this show on the tour for that album. July 4, 1993 at the Torhout/Werchter Festival in Belgium. In 2003, I met Rich at the Mike Bullard show; I brought along this photo and gave him a copy. He said, "Hey, this was in Belgium in '93." I said, "You have an incredible memory. How did you know?" "It's the only time I ever wore those pants." Lastly, the soaring guitar interplay that is fused between Rich Robinson and Marc Ford is pure magic.
Rich and Marc are back together in The Magpie Salute and they have a huge tour booked for this summer/fall; I'm happy to say that I currently have tickets for some of the shows. I hope to see you there!
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