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NEWS: RICH ROBINSON’S New Album FLUX out on CD, 2LP — June 24, 2016

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New York, NY (May 3, 2016)—On June 24, Eagle Rock Entertainment will proudly unveil Flux, the brand new studio album from celebrated Black Crowes founding member / guitarist Rich Robinson [MSRP $13.98 CD, $29.98 2LP].

This is the moment 2016 has been building up towards: throughout the year, Eagle Rock Entertainment has released expanded, re-imagined versions of Robinson’s solo albums, including Paper, Llama Blues, Through A Crooked Sun, and Woodstock Sessions (on CD and colored vinyl), and Record Store Day exclusives of “Got To Get Better In A Little While” (10” vinyl) and “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” (7” vinyl). These re-issues served as a fitting lead-up to Flux.

With Flux, Robinson presents his most accomplished solo album to date – 13 new, original songs that draw deeply on his diverse roots. A blues-rock odyssey straight from Robinson’s soul, the guitarist returned to Applehead Studios in Saugerties, NY, the recording facility that has become his creative hub. Nestled away within Woodstock’s famed artist enclave, Robinson’s work at the studio has yielded Woodstock Sessions, The Ceaseless Sight, and now Flux. The entire writing and recording process, explains Robinson, is the driving force for his creativity. “I love being in the recording studio,” states Robinson simply. “It fuels the desire to create within me. I enjoy watching it unfold. Each development fires another idea and in the end, you have this organically created song that seemingly came out of nowhere. It brings me such joy and peace. It never ceases to amaze me.”

Flux showcases a rich variety of tempos, tones, and guitar tuning, ranging from the vibrant swagger Robinson first popularized with the Black Crowes to the rich, evocative allure evident in songs such as “Sleepwalker” and “Ides of Nowhere.” “These were great examples of songs transforming from little ideas I originally had. Both just came alive when I had the band with me in the studio. They weren’t anything like what I had first envisioned. It was exciting to experience that process.”

Robinson’s creative process within the recording studio shaped such standout Flux tracks as “Music That Will Lift Me,” The album’s first single. “I am always excited by the creation itself,” Robinson explains. “I used the studio to specifically write that song. I had these parts written but it started to unfold once I got to Applehead Studios. “I later wrote the lyrics in Nashville and it had really evolved into something special.” Brimming with redemptive spirit, Robinson’s vocal and guitar work shine throughout. Joining him on the track is Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke, who lends guitar alongside Robinson’s own.

Backed by musicians Matt Slocum (keys), Marco Benevento (keys), Danny Mitchell (keys) Zak Gabbard (bass), Joe Magistro (drums / percussion), and vocalists John Hogg and Danielia Cotton, Robinson transports the listener with a powerful collection of music. From the groove-laden feel of opener “The Upstairs Land,” the kick of funk via “Shipwreck,” and the gospel swell of “Everything’s Alright,” to the emotional build-up of “Life” and the hearty stomp of closing track “Sleepwalker,” Flux ebbs and flows through moods, delivering a varied listener experience.

A creative soul through and through, Robinson is not only presenting Flux this year, but his artwork was recently displayed at both Morrison Hotel Gallery in NYC and Truth North Gallery in Canada. In May and June, Robinson will serve as a special guest guitarist for Bad Company. Robinson and Bad Company lead vocalist Paul Rodgers recently met and collaborated on a tribute to Jimmy Page. Rodgers was so impressed with Robinson that he asked him to take part in this special Bad Company US tour. Robinson will also embark on an extensive US solo tour kicking off in July. Additionally, he recently collaborated with Zac Brown on his new album and is also featured on “The Way Home” — the final track of producer David Cobb’s concept album Southern Family – with gospel choir the Settles Connection.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the world’s largest producer and distributor of music programming for TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Media. Eagle produces quality HD programs, both concerts and documentaries, directly alongside artists including Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, and Peter Gabriel. Eagle is a multiple Grammy® Award winner and has received numerous multi-platinum sales awards around the world.  Eagle Vision is headquartered in London, and is a Universal Music Group company.

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The Upstairs Land


Music That Will Lift Me

Everything’s Alright

Eclipse The Night


Ides Of Nowhere

Time To Leave


For To Give

Which Way Your Wind Blows




With Bad Company – One Hell Of A Night Tour:

5/12 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavillion

5/15 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

5/17 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavillion

5/18 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

5/20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

5/22 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavillion

5/24 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion

5/26 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music @ Champions SQ

5/28 – Tampa, FL – Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre

5/29 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

6/7 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC

6/9 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

6/11 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

6/12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavillion

6/14 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

6/16 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

6/18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

6/20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre

6/22 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

6/23 – Chicago, IL – First Merit Bank Pavillion @ Northerly Island

6/25 – Hinckley, MN – Grand Casino / Hinckley Amphitheatre

6/26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

6/28 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavillion

6/30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavillion

7/1 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre

7/3 – Nashville, TN – Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre

9/4 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre


7/19 – Whitesburg, KY – Appalshop Room @ Summit City

7/21 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall

7/23 – Cincinnati, OH – Live At The Ludlow Garage

7/24 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag

7/25 – Gravenhurst, ON, CANADA – Peter’s Place Live

7/29 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest

7/30 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton

7/31 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage

8/2 – Fairfield, CT – FTC Stage One

8/3 – Haddon Heights, NJ – Sundown Music Series

8/5 – Niagara Falls, NY – Bears Dean Theater

8/6 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

8/7 – Uncasville, CT – The Wolf Den

8/10 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met @ Hope Artiste Village

8/11 – Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall

8/12 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

8/13 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinski

9/17 – Ferdinand, IN – Ferdinand Folk Festival

9/24 – Austin, TX – Stateside @ The Paramount

9/25 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for Performing Arts

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