Renowned guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of seminal rock act The Black Crowes, Rich Robinson, is excited to announce the upcoming digital release of his EP Dirigible Utopia.
The EP, originally part of an exclusive bundle package for his latest studio release The Ceaseless Sight, includes four instrumental tracks and will be available on December 9th via Circle Sound / The End Records.
Rich will also be hitting the road this December for a run of solo acoustic shows, dates and more information below:
December 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club BUY TICKETS
December 9 – Chicago, IL – City Winery BUY TICKETS
December 11 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall w/ Special Guest Luther Dickinson Of North Mississippi AllstarsBUY TICKETS
December 12 – Nashville, TN – City Winery BUY TICKETS
December 13 – Chattanooga, TN – Rhythm & Brews BUY TICKETS
December 14 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic BUY TICKETS
For more information on the tour and ticket details, visit: http://richrobinson.net/
Also running during the acoustic tour, the Movement Gallery of Art will be exhibiting Rich’s abstract paintings, Gallerist Michael Bartolacci and Curator Denise Jackson are pleased to showcase Rich’s art opening on Saturday, December 6th and running through January 10th. Rich will join guests for an opening night reception on December 6th.
The Movement Gallery of Art is located at:
1441 Dresden Dr #140, Atlanta, GA 30319
For more info, call: (678) 515-8254
Dirigible Utopia Tracklisting
01. The Weight Of The Horse
03. White Sea
For a limited time only, a physical version of the Dirigible Utopia EP is available in standard and bundle configurations CLICK HERE
More on Rich Robinson:
Robinson was born in 1969 and formed the The Black Crowes with his older brother Chris in Atlanta in the 1980’s. At the age of 17, Robinson began writing the music for the songs that would land on the band’s 1990 debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, which sold 7 million copies. Over the next 10 years, Rich’s songwriting evolved into the musical engine that powered the band to sales of more than 25 million albums. Before taking a hiatus in 2001, the Crowes catalog included classics like The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica, By Your Side, and Live at the Greek: Excess All Areas, a double album that captured the teaming of Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes for performances of Led Zeppelin, Crowes and blues and rock standards.
The Crowes went on hiatus in 2001 and in 2004 Rich began his solo journey with the release of his first album, Paper. The record was largely an extension of Rich’s musicianship as a Black Crowe showcasing his stellar and under-rated guitar playing and, for the first time, Rich took on the role of lyricist and lead vocalist. Paste Magazine: “Rich Robinson brings back not only roots-rock accessibility, but the complexity and originality that transformed the Black Crowes into a band that mattered. Paper is filled with beautiful melodies and harmonies, creative guitar work, fitting instrumentation and, most of all, excellent songwriting.”
It would be seven years before his second solo album, Through A Crooked Sun, and an accompanying EP,Llama Blues, were released as the Crowes reunited in 2005 and were actively recording and touring until their second hiatus in 2010. Crooked Sun, a far more personal album than his first, was a collection of 12 songs that expressed the increasing spiritual and political awareness that Rich’s life had taken. Recorded in Woodstock in 2011, the album featured Joe Magistro, Steve Molitz and guest performances by Warren Haynes, Larry Campbell, Karl Berger, John Lindberg, and John Medeski.
A worldwide Black Crowes tour kept Robinson busy in 2013, but he found the time to return to Woodstock to record The Ceaseless Sight. The album finds Robinson stepping solidly into his own as a solo artist as he adds confident vocalist and lyricist to his accomplished musical resume.