Recently, I caught up with ever-versatile drummer Brian Griffin of The Black Crowes. As The Crowes’ newest drummer, Griffin is tasked with not only celebrating The Black Crowes’ storied past, but he’s already proving to be an integral cog in their feature endeavors as well.
The newcomer’s Griffin and Mitchell, along with the ever-steady Pipien have obviously reinvigorated the now harmonious Robinson brothers. For The Black Crowes, this tour might be about nostalgically remembering the past, but one thing is certain, the future is as bright as ever, and the band’s next chapter and beyond has yet to be written.
Posturing at stage left, faithfully flanking Aerosmith’s titular vocalist, Steven Tyler, Perry’s driving riffs drove home classic tracks such as “Mama Kin,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Walk This Way,” and “Draw the Line.” For the Bad Boys from Boston,” the 70s was truly theirs, as the fivesome took the mantle of “America’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Band.