Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson has wrapped his solo debut, “Paper,” . Due Aug. 24 via Key Hole Records, the 14-track album features guest spots from former Crowes keyboardist Eddie Harsch and BR5-49 fiddle/lap steel player Donnie Herron, according to Robinson’s official Web site.
For the first time in his career, Robinson handled all of the vocal duties. “I named the album ‘Paper’ because this is all a blank sheet of paper to me; it’s fragile and new,” he says. “For 15 years I wrote for [Crowes frontman] Chris [Robinson’s]’ voice, but this is for me.”
Tracks set for inclusion are the psychedelic rocker “Places,” the dulcimer-tinged “When You Will,” the mid-tempo ballad “Forgiven Song” and such Crowes-inspired numbers as “Yesterday I Saw You” and “Enemy.” Robinson will also create the album’s cover art from one of his own oil paintings.
Robinson will unveil material from “Paper” during a three-week, three-city residency. He will play New York’s Knitting Factory Tap Bar on Tuesdays beginning June 29, Philadelphia’s Tin Angel on Wednesdays beginning June 30 and Cambridge, Mass.’ Brother Jimmy’s Barbecue on Thursdays beginning July 1.