Madison, WI (September 22, 2013) Prior to The Black Crowes remarkable performance at the Orph, Rich and Chris lost their father Stan Robinson. Their website stated that the brothers were with their father as he passed. “We sadly bid a final farewell to our loving father, Stan Robinson. The man who lived his entire life in Atlanta, GA left this earthly realm Tuesday afternoon on wings of pure love and with his sons by his side. We love you Dad.”
At their Orph show I was unaware such a loss had occurred for Rich and Chris. Looking back at their performance and their glances of approval as each one wrapped themselves in their music, it is obvious the brothers share something together that is quite special. I had sensed they were playing with a vigor that I had not seen in recent Black Crowe shows. I assumed it was the chemistry between the band and Jackie Green who’s playing was astonishing. Rich and Jackie traded solos as if they had played together for years.
The Black Crowes Orph show was one of the best I participated in since I began going there early 2012. Given the brothers loss of their father only days before the show, September 22, 2013 will be a special memory I will hold forever.
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