Original Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman has rejoined the band, after opting out of the initial dates on the band’s reunion tour. Gorman played his first show last night (May 5) during the opener of a four-show run at Atlanta’s Tabernacle. He replaces drummer Bill Dobrow, who previously played with Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson in the band Hookah Brown.
Last night’s show featured five songs from the Crowes’ 1992 album “Southern Harmony and the Musical Companion,” including “Sting Me,” “Black Moon Creeping,” “Sometimes Salvation” and “Remedy.” Also aired out were the rarities “Willin'” (a Little Feat cover) and “Peace Anyway (a B-side from the single “By Your Side”).
The Crowes have tour dates on tap through Sept. 23 at the Austin City Limits festival. As previously reported, the group will also play more than two-dozen shows with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, beginning June 7 in Ft. Myers, Fla.