There’s a lot of activity afoot for the Robinson brothers of Black Crowes fame, albeit not together.
First off, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood (pictured) have announced the November 4th release of If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now, a companion EP to their latest studio album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, released just three months earlier. The five-track collection was recorded during the same sessions that resulted in the album, but according to Chris, “When we were sequencing the original album, these songs seemed to want to hang together in their own way and tell their own little story, so they were set aside to present separately.” The songs are already staples of the CRB’s live sets, and Atlanta fans can get a dose on November 12th when the band plays the newly renovated Variety Playhouse.
Rich Robinson, meanwhile, has reunited with former Black Crowes members Marc Ford (guitar), Sven Pipien (bass) and Eddie Harsch (keys) to form a new group called The Magpie Salute. Keyboardist Matt Slocum, drummer Joe Magistro and backing singers Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen (all members of Robinson’s solo band) complete the lineup. While no news of an album or tour has surfaced, the group will make its live debut on January 19th at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, performing solo material by Robinson and Ford (who just released a new album called The Vulture) as well as Black Crowes songs.