Complete List Of Black Crowes Band Members

Black Crowes Band Members

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The Black Crowes may just be one of the greatest classic rock style bands forming in the 1990s that brought a southern Rolling Stones type of sound into rock music at a time when hair metal was dominating, and grunge was soon to follow. Over their career, they have released eight studio albums and undergone numerous lineup changes over their career. The Black Crowes have experienced several hiatuses, the longest from 2015 to 2019, before reuniting for tour dates. Their music has achieved significant commercial success and critical acclaim, with multiple albums certified gold and platinum.

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson is the lead vocalist and one of the founding members of The Black Crowes. Joining the band at its inception in 1984, Chris has been a constant presence in the group. He played a crucial role on all the band’s albums, from the debut Shake Your Money Maker to the latest Before the Frost…Until the Freeze. His distinctive voice and charismatic stage presence have been pivotal to the band’s identity. Outside The Black Crowes, Chris Robinson has pursued a solo career and formed Chris Robinson Brotherhood, further exploring his musical interests in rock and psychedelic.

Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson, brother to Chris Robinson, is the guitarist and another founding member of the band. He has been with the band since its beginning and is responsible for writing and co-writing many of the band’s biggest hits. Rich’s guitar work is featured prominently on all of the band’s albums. Beyond The Black Crowes, Rich has released several solo albums and collaborated with other musicians, bringing his signature guitar style to various projects in the rock and blues genres.

Steve Gorman

Steve Gorman was the drummer for The Black Crowes, joining shortly after its formation and playing on every album until his departure in 2001. He returned when the band reunited in 2005 and stayed until 2014. Gorman’s powerful drumming was fundamental to the band’s sound. Outside of The Black Crowes, he has worked with several other bands and musicians and is also known for his sports talk radio show.

Jeff Cease

Jeff Cease was the lead guitarist of The Black Crowes from their early days until 1991. He played on the band’s debut album Shake Your Money Maker but left shortly after due to musical differences. After his departure from The Black Crowes, Cease continued his career with other musical endeavors, though none as high-profile as his tenure with The Black Crowes.

Johnny Colt

Johnny Colt was the original bassist for The Black Crowes, playing from the band’s inception until 1997. He appeared on their early albums including Shake Your Money Maker and The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. After leaving the band, Colt played with several other groups, including Lynyrd Skynyrd and Train.

Marc Ford

Marc Ford joined The Black Crowes as a lead guitarist in 1991, replacing Jeff Cease. He played on some of the band’s most critically acclaimed albums, including The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion and Amorica. Ford left the band in 1997, returned for the 2005 reunion, and departed again in 2006. Outside of The Black Crowes, Ford has a successful solo career and has been involved in various music projects focusing on rock and blues.

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Sven Pipien

Sven Pipien joined The Black Crowes as the bassist in 1997, taking over from Johnny Colt. He was part of the band until their first disbandment in 2002, rejoined in 2005, and stayed through various lineup changes until 2015. Pipien returned again with the band’s 2019 reunion. His work is featured on later albums, including Lions and Before the Frost…Until the Freeze. Outside of The Black Crowes, Pipien has been involved in various music projects but has remained relatively low-profile compared to some of his bandmates.

Erik Deutsch

Erik Deutsch joined The Black Crowes as a session and touring keyboardist and backing vocalist in 2022. Although new to the band, his role contributes to the live performances and ongoing tours, enhancing the band’s musical layers with his keyboard skills and vocal support. Outside of The Black Crowes, Erik Deutsch has an extensive career in music, working with a variety of artists across different genres, showcasing his versatility as a musician.

Nico Bereciartua

Nico Bereciartua became a part of The Black Crowes as a session and touring guitarist in 2023.

Cully Symington

Cully Symington joined The Black Crowes as a drummer and percussionist for touring purposes.

Isaiah Mitchell

Isaiah Mitchell served as a session and touring guitarist for The Black Crowes from 2019 to 2023.

Joel Robinow

Joel Robinow was involved with The Black Crowes as a session, touring keyboardist and backing vocalist from 2019 to 2022.

Brian Griffin

Brian Griffin served as a session and touring drummer for The Black Crowes from 2021 to 2023. His contributions during live performances helped maintain the high energy and powerful dynamics that The Black Crowes’ shows are known for. His drumming played a key role in the rhythm section during a transitional time for the band.

Eddie Harsch (Edward Hawrysch)

Eddie Harsch was the keyboardist for The Black Crowes from 1992 until 2002, and briefly in 2005-2006. He played on all releases from The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1992) to The Lost Crowes (2006). Harsch passed away in 2016.

Audley Freed

Audley Freed joined The Black Crowes as a guitarist in 1998, initially as a touring member before becoming a full member. He contributed to Live at the Greek (2000), Lions (2001), and Live (2002). Freed has also worked with numerous other artists in various musical projects.

Greg Rzab

Greg Rzab was the bassist for a brief period in 2000. He played on the EP Live at Jones Beach, which was a collaboration with Jimmy Page.

Andy Hess

Andy Hess was the bassist for The Black Crowes from 2001 to 2002. He is featured on the album Live (2002). Hess is also known for his work with Gov’t Mule.

Bill Dobrow

Bill Dobrow was a touring drummer for The Black Crowes in 2005. He did not record on any studio albums but was part of the band’s live performances during that time.

Rob Clores

Rob Clores played keyboards for The Black Crowes from 2006 to 2007, contributing to the band’s live performances during this period.

Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey was a touring guitarist for The Black Crowes in 2006 and 2007. He is also known for his work as a producer and session musician.

Adam MacDougall

Adam MacDougall was the keyboardist for The Black Crowes from 2007 to 2015. He played on Warpaint (2008) and Wiser for the Time (2013). MacDougall brought a distinct style to the band’s sound during his tenure.

Luther Dickinson

Luther Dickinson played guitar, mandolin, and harmonica for The Black Crowes from 2007 to 2011. Known for his work with the North Mississippi Allstars, Dickinson added a distinctive southern rock and blues flavor to The Black Crowes.

Jackie Greene

Jackie Greene was a guitarist and backing vocalist for The Black Crowes from 2012 to 2015. While he did not record on any studio albums, he was involved in the band’s live performances and tours.

Raj Kumar Ojha

Raj Kumar Ojha was a touring drummer for The Black Crowes in 2019 and 2020. He contributed to the band’s dynamic during live performances.

Tim Lefebvre

Tim Lefebvre played bass for The Black Crowes, contributing to the band’s touring lineup. Lefebvre is known for his versatility in playing across various genres and projects.He is one of the most in demand bass players in the business.

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