Rich Robinson Coming To The Southgate House Revival On August 1

Rich Robinson
Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson
August 1, 2015
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$15 ADV / $20 DOS; 8 P.M. DOORS / 9 P.M. SHOW
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Rich Robinson, guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of The Black Crowes is set to embark on a unique solo, (mostly) acoustic tour this month.  The unique performance circumstance sees Robinson, whom PopMatters named “a solo artist worth taking seriously,” on stage with just five guitars and his own musical zeitgeist. The guitars include a freshly restored Guild 12-string, two small-bodied vintage “parlour” guitars, a jumbo acoustic as well as a hand-built gypsy-style Teye electric. The dates promise to provide a look into his songwriting process with his unencumbered virtuosity laid bare.

Robinson will be performing material from his most recent album, The Ceaseless Sight, which Rolling Stone’s David Fricke called “ 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, 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.”

While Robinson continues to actively tour and record with the electric band with whom he recorded The Ceaseless Sight, he undertook a successful Spring acoustic tour in major US markets such as Boston, New York and Washington, DC and the concept was critically acclaimed and met with wide approval by his fans.

Starting July 31 with an opener in Carmel, IN (Indianapolis), Robinson will cover 13 markets over the course of 16 days on the road including dates in Nashville, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Richmond, concluding in his hometown, Atlanta. While his Black Crowes days are behind him (the group officially disbanded earlier this year), Robinson is excited about the prospect of performing his own music in these very intimate settings.  He urges,  “Come and check it out; I invite you to ‘recontextualize’ with me.”

Rich Robinson tour dates

  • Jul 31 – Fri – Carmel, IN (Indianapolis) – Warehouse
  • Aug 01 – Sat – Newport, KY (Cincinnati) – Southgate House
  • Aug 02 – Sun – Pittsburgh PA – Altar
  • Aug 04 – Tue – Wilmington DE – World Café Live
  • Aug 05 – Wed – Fairfield CT – Stage One
  • Aug 06 – Thu – Rockport MA – Shalin Liu
  • Aug 07 – Fri – Hudson NY – Helsinki
  • Aug 08 – Sat -Richmond VA – Tin Pan
  • Aug 09 – Sun – Rocky Mount VA (Roanoke) – Harvester
  • Aug 11 – Tue – Nashville TN – City Winery
  • Aug 12 – Wed – Memphis TN – Lafayette’s
  • Aug 14 – Fri – Huntsville AL – Tangled String Studios
  • Aug 15 – Sat – Atlanta GA – Eddie’s Attic