Chris Robinson Interview – The Black Crowes

Rock & Roll fuels the musical furnace inside my soul.  I grew up on  Zeppelin, Rush, AC/DC, Kiss, Quiet Riot, and so many other Rock bands in the 70 & 80’s.  I tried to play drums along with songs from Led Zeppelin’s live album “The Song Remains the Same” so many times in my basement.  John Bonham  taught me how to play hard.  Unfortunately, I was never able to experience Zeppelin live.

I still periodically set up my drum kit, throw on my earpieces and rock out, just like every other drummer in the world.  It was this practicing and a love for music that would lead me to where I am today, both personally and professionally. I am SO thankful for it!

I love going out to shows and hearing great bands just playing great music.  While watching The Black Crowes live, I am imagining that this is what a Led Zeppelin show must have been like.  Great songs, great musicians, no distractions.

If you haven’t seen The Black Crowes live, check their tour schedule and make the road trip. They have plenty of U.S. dates left through mid December.  Until then, please watch the interview below with lead singer Chris Robinson that I grabbed while they were at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  I will also be posting one with Rich Robinson very soon. These interviews were a highlight for me in my career as an Artist Relations Rep with Shure.  It is a pleasure to know them and be able to spend time with them on their musical journey.

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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan is a Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. He started at Shure in 1993 in Customer Service and joined the AR team in 1996. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience playing drums and percussion in various groups and genres. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, watching movies, videography, and camping with his family. His Twitter handle is @ryan_smith1969.

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