The Black Crowes may have gone on hiatus (and then off of it), but the band’s guitarist Rich Robinson never stopped making music. He co-founded the group with his brother Chris and drummer Steve Gorman in Atlanta in the late Eighties and went on to release his own albums in 2004 and 2011. On June 3rd, he’ll return with his third solo flight, The Ceaseless Sight (Circle Sound/The End Records) and Rolling Stone is giving you an early listen to the disc with a full-album premiere.
“This record represents a movement forward,” Robinson tells Rolling Stone of the LP, which is stocked with scorching solos and classic, bluesy grooves. “I went into the studio with a much more open process. I had skeletons of songs instead of finished pieces. I wanted to use the creative energy of having to create on the spot.”
Robinson is already on the road, and in June he’ll share select bills with fellow Black Crowes guitarist — and Young Guns subject — Jackie Greene (see dates here). The Ceaseless Sight is available for pre-order here.