live music: RICH ROBINSON x CITY WINERY x 6.4.14

City Winery; NYC. – Earlier this month, Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes played a special show at City Winery and brought out a few friends.

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Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson with special guest jam at the end of the show.
Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
Katrine Ottosen and Amy Helm.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
“Captain” Kirk Lloyd Douglas of The Roots and Jimmy Fallon’s House Band.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
Tash Neal of The London Souls.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
Jackie Greene.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
Marco Benevento.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Setlist:
Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes performed with special guests at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

I Know You
Down the Road
Station Man (Fleetwood Mac cover)
It’s Not Easy
I Have a Feeling
Inside
One Cylinder
War Drums (War cover)
Standing on the Surface of the Sun
Falling Again
In Comes the Night
The Giving Key
One Road Hill
Look Through My Window
By the Light of the Sunset Moon
Lost and Found
Yesterday I Saw You
What Is Home (The Black Crowes song)
What Goes On (The Velvet Underground cover)
Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (The Velvet Underground cover)
Got to Get Better in a Little While (Derek and the Dominos cover)

Random thoughts:
For those of you that know me, you know I’m a huge Black Crowes fan and supporter of each members individual efforts. I’ve been fortunate to see over a hundred Crowes and solo shows over the past 20 years. This one ranked right up there with some of the more special ones.

Just one day after Rich Robinson released the brilliant “The Ceaseless Sight” on The End Records, he brought his band to City Winery in NYC for a sold out hometown show of sorts. Rich has a huge following here, many of which I have the pleasure to call my friends over the years. Great venue to see and enjoy a show with friends. The vibe in the room was electric and Rich surely brought his “A” game as usual.

On this night, Rich played many songs from his new record as well as some old ones from his past band Hookah Brown and even a Black Crowes tune. He has a penchant for picking just the right cover songs to play as well. All bias aside, Rich is probably one of the most under-rated and technical guitarists out there while earning the respect of his peers. Watching him play is often mesmerizing at times and he’s really stepped into his vocal comfort zone.

Towards the end of his set, Rich brought out some special guests in “Captain” Kirk Lloyd Douglas from The Roots, Amy Helm, Jackie Greene, Marco Benevebto, and Tash Neal of The London Souls. They tore through “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'” and “Got To get Better In A Little While” with precision while everyone took a turn adding their signature touches to the songs. The room all stood up and pushed to the front to savor as much as they could ingest. Perfect end to a perfect evening.

I can’t say enough about Rich Robinson as a musician much less his latest solo album. It still remains in heavy rotation these days. While the first leg of the US tour has just wrapped up, he’ll be playing a few shows in Europe and then back to the US for the second leg of his tour on June 27. If you get a chance, check out his new record and go see a live show.

More Rich Robinson photos from a few other gigs I shot recently coming soon. Stay tuned.

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