Rich Robinson Announces Intimate Acoustic Tour Sept / Oct 2015

Rich Robinson Announces Intimate Acoustic Tour Sept / Oct 2015

‘A lyrically spiritual, musically earthy balance of electric-blues bravado, psychedelic-country exploration and almost courtly vocal cool.’ – Rolling Stone

Rich Robinson has just announced an intimate and (mostly) acoustic tour around the UK this September & October. Better known as guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the seminal rock act The Black Crowes, Rich Robinson has sold well over 30 million albums throughout a career that spans over 25 years.

The unique and personal nature of this tour sees Robinson – who appears on stage with just five guitars and his own musical zeitgeist – performing material from his most recent album, the critically acclaimed ‘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 and 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.”

It all comes down to the song, and among some of the great electronic music that relies heavily on technology, there’s still a place for organic, stripped down songwriting and storytelling, which is where part of Robinson’s stellar talent lies.

Sun Sep 27th         Belfast                 Empire Music Hall
Mon Sep 28th        Dublin                  The Workman’s Club
Wed Sep 30th        London                Jazz Cafe
Thurs Oct 1st        Leamington         Zephyr Room
Fri Oct 2nd            Sheffield               Greystones
Sat Oct 3rd            Manchester         The Deaf Institute

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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