"The Black Crowes" are a blues-oriented hard rock jam band that have sold over 15 million albums and were hailed by Melody Maker as "The Most Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World." The band has toured with acts such as Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Jimmy Page, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Oasis, AC/DC and Lenny Kravitz. The Crowes are listed at #92 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".
The first incarnation of the band began as Mr. Crowes Garden in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1985. Although the Crowes have had many members over the years, the driving force behind the band has always been the brothers Chris & Rich Robinson. In 1989, the rockers, who have been heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones, The Faces and Southern rock, made a demo cassette tape that got them signed with American Recordings.
The Crowes released their first studio album ''Shake Your Money Maker,'' in 1990. On the strength of singles "Hard to Handle," "She Talks to Angels," "Jealous Again," "Twice As Hard" and "Seeing Things," the debut sold over 5 million copies and was certified 5x platinum in 1995. "Hard to Handle" and "She Talks to Angels" both broke the top 30 on the pop charts in 1990, a...
|years active||1990–Present (time)|
|country||Atlanta, GA, USA|
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members||Chris RobinsonRich RobinsonSteve GormanMarc FordEddie HarschSven Pipien|
|past members||Jeff CeaseJohnny ColtAudley FreedGreg RzabAndy Hess Bill Dobrow|