Eddie Harsch, late of the Black Crowes, died the other day. One shouldn’t speculate at why he left us at 59, but I have a sinking feeling based on his, and the band’s, history of hard drugs. Nevertheless, he helped to give us some wonderful music and on their night, they were very hard to beat.
I could link to something from a live recording, but this from the Crowes’ second album is my idea of the apogee of his playing. At 3:56, after a wonderfully lazy drum fill from Steve Gorman, Eddie goes gospel, and Thorn In My Pride finds a new gear. Off you fly, Ed.