“We’re the least career-minded group of people who ever got a band together,” said Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson, giving us a sneak peek at his acceptance speech for next weekend’s Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards.
Robinson, who hails from Cobb County, was gracious enough to grant Buzz an interview on the occasion of his band being selected for induction into the Hall this year. He called the honor “a super cool thing. I’m totally excited to be in.”
Coming together in the 1980s, the Black Crowes were “a bunch of art school drop-out, bohemian weirdos,” Robinson said. “It wasn’t about fitting in. Then when we made ‘Shake Your Money Maker,’ our lives changed.”
The Black Crowes, recording and touring again after a hiatus, will hit the Tabernacle at 8 p.m. Nov. 20. Robinson said that after all these years, he’s thrilled to still be making music and is excited about the Hall of Fame event. “The ‘music’ comes before the ‘fame,’ in that title,” he noted. “It’s appropriate.”
The 32nd annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show is Sept. 11 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. The show will be broadcast live on Georgia Public Broadcasting at 8:30 p.m. Other inductees include India Arie, Charlie Brusco, Jennifer Larmore and Charles Wadsworth. The late Paul Davis, Pete Drake, John Jarrard and Rev. Pearly Brown will be honored posthumously.
For more information see www.georgiamusic.org.