In January 2017, Rich Robinson decided to resurrect the music of the Black Crowes during a four-night stand at New York’s Gramercy Theater with a little help from his ex-bandmates Marc Ford and Sven Pipien. They called the group (which also features singer John Hogg and members of Robinson’s solo band) the Magpie Salute. Much to their shock, the shows sold out within minutes and before they knew it over 75 gigs were booked all over America and Europe. “We really became a band on that tour,” says Robinson. “That’s what it takes, getting out there and touring and playing to where everyone can start to read each other’s minds. We became a single unit.”
Read more about Magpie Salute and the ongoing feud between the Robinson brothers here.