Luther Out / Jackie In: Jackie Greene Joins Black Crowes

Yesterday, The Black Crowes’ website was updated to reflect a series of spring tour dates that marks the band’s return to the road. These dates were the only information shared at the time, but today the band has put out a press release announcing a new live album and a change to the lineup.

HT fave Jackie Greene will join the band on guitar and vocals, adding to a lineup that already includes Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson, Steve Gorman, Adam MacDougall and Sven Pipien. Greene has spent time in bands with Chris Robinson (Weir/Robinson/Greene) and Gorman (Trigger Hippy) and replaces Luther Dickinson who toured with the band in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The other big news from the press release is that the Crowes will put out a live album on vinyl dubbed Wiser For The Time (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records) consisting of 26 songs (15 acoustic and 11 electric) from the band’s five-night, sold-out NYC performances in the fall of 2010. Wiser For The Time will also be available as a double album digital download. You can download Under A Mountain from the new release here. Finally, the Crowes’ new tour has a name: “Lay Down With Number 13.”

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