The Black Crowes Acoustic
149 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY, 10573
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
The Black Crowes Acoustic
Last summer, rumors about THE BLACK CROWES taking flight again began when their long-dormant website (www.blackcrowes.com) suddenly became animated, showing two "Crowes" heads facing each other as audio clips of the band's music played. Instantly, message boards on the Internet began buzzing.
After months of fan and media speculation, on January 11, 2005, THE BLACK CROWES announced their highly anticipated and long-awaited return to the live concert stage with five special shows--billed by brothers CHRIS and RICH ROBINSON as "ALL JOIN HANDS"--at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.
All five shows sold out instantly, marking the fastest New York sell-out that THE BLACK CROWES have experienced to date. To meet the absolutely overwhelming fan demand, two more shows were added at Hammerstein. And those sold out. Total tickets sold in New York City: 22,000.
High-profile invitations to perform on the main stage at Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival followed--all without a single note even being played.
And now the story continues. THE BLACK CROWES--Chris (vocals), Rich (guitars), Steve Gorman (drums) and Sven Pipien (bass), recently joined by Paul Stacey (guitars) and Rob Clores (keyboards)--have returned in full force to share "15 Years of Cosmic Rock-n-Roll" with their devoted fans.
From the beginning, when they roared out of the gate with their multi-platinum debut album SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER in 1990, THE BLACK CROWES have played by their own rules. They've gone against the grain and formed an intimate connection with their audience, while maintaining their independence and creative freedom from standard industry practices. This has earned them the title of "The Most Rock 'N Roll Rock 'N Roll Band In The World."
CHRIS and RICH have never veered from their mission of creating rock and roll that is fierce and genuine, with a sound that doesn't conform to easy categorization. You can hear it in the band's six studio albums--which have racked up worldwide album sales exceeding 19 million--and in their panoramic live shows. They performed over 2000 shows between 1990 and 2001, and their gigs became legendary for set lists that changed every night and signature incendiary musical explorations. THE BLACK CROWES are one of the few contemporary bands who've shared the stage with Jimmy Page, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, AC/DC, The Who, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead and many other legendary artists.
Oklahoma has proved fertile ground for songwriting over the years. From Albert Brumley and Woody Guthrie through Leon Russell and Jimmy Webb, Oklahoma has produced songwriters that pursued their singular vision and left the music world enriched, and often changed, by their contributions. Although it would be careless to suggest that an artist just releasing their debut album warrants a place in that group, John Fullbright's From The Ground Up has some of the greats (see above) thinking that the 23-year-old might just have a place in that conversation someday soon.
John Fullbright was raised and still resides in Okemah, Oklahoma, a hometown he shares with Woody Guthrie (the photo on the album cover shows him on the front porch of the house that both he and his father grew up in). Music was a staple of the Fullbright household, mostly in the form of the family's diverse and treasured album collection. "The most trouble I ever got in was when I had done something to one of my mother's albums," Fullbright recalls. The early pull of music was intense; he started playing piano at age 5, later picking up the guitar. His relative cultural isolation served him in that he had space to listen to his own developing voice, but when he was ready to make his way in the world, he benefitted greatly by being one hour from a great support system for singer-songwriters. The Blue Door, the legendary venue, took him in and exposed him to some of the greatest songwriters in the country as they would pass through town in concert. The founder of The Blue Door, Greg Johnson, was so taken by Fullbright's talent, that he began managing him in order to open the necessary doors for his career to take root. Fullbright and Johnson released a live album in 2009 that set sales records at Woodyfest, the annual folk festival honoring Woody Guthrie.
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