State of Amorica: A Black Crowes Podcast

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State of Amorica is a podcast hosted by dedicated Black Crowes fans David Hudson and Ian Rice. Why the Black Crowes you say? Because they are one of the greatest rock bands of all time. We hope you will become apart of the State of Amorica and share us with other like minded music fans. Follow us on twitter @stateofamorica Facebook: State of Amorica Podcast Instagram: State of Amorica Podcast

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Episode 14: Q&A Session (Volume I)
Welcome back for another edition of State of Amorica! This week, David and Ian discuss a few things Magpie and Gorman related before getting to the first installment of the Q&A Session! The guys answer questions submitted by fans on a whole array of topics, often with some surprising results. Thanks for listening and stay tall!
Sep 18, 2019
Episode 13 - Neal Casal: 1968 - 2019
This week David & Ian pay tribute to Neal Casal, founding member of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, who passed away unexpectedly on August 26, 2019. By all accounts Neal was a tremendous musician and a truly kind soul and State of Amorica pays tribute to his life and career in their own small way. Rest in peace, Neal.
Sep 09, 2019
Episode 12: Matt Slocum
Welcome back for Episode 12! This week is a very exciting week for State of Amorica as we welcome keyboardist Matt Slocum for our first interview segment! Matt is well known in the Black Crowes universe as the man behind the keys for Rich's solo band and The Magpie Salute, but his resume includes a host of other artists as well. We chatted with him about the many aspects of his career and got a little insight into Magpie's forthcoming album, High Water II! You won't want to miss this one!
Aug 26, 2019
Episode 11: Under Review - The Ceaseless Sight (2019.08.18)
Welcome back for Episode 11! This week, David and Ian continue their "Under Review" series with an in-depth discussion on Rich Robinson's 2014 album, "The Ceaseless Sight." The guys go track-by-track through this one and we also find out who considers this his favorite album of all-time!
Aug 20, 2019
Episode 10: Tall Tales, Volume II (Special Guest: Joe Boylan)
Welcome Back for Episode 10! This week, David and Ian welcome guest Joe Boylan for a healthy discussion about one of the most important parts of the band, the bass player! The guys discuss the difference in style of the band's two key players, Sven Pipien and Johnny Colt, as well as give an overview of all that have held The Black Crowes' bottom end. Joe was a fantastic guest that you won't want to miss! Stay Tall!
Jul 29, 2019
Episode 09: Stoned Crowes (Special Guest: Bill Whalen)
After a short hiatus, State of Amorica is back with an all-new, very special episode! This week, we talk all about The Black Crowes' affinity for covering Rolling Stones songs over the years and we're joined by special guest Bill Whelan! David, Ian and Bill discuss their personal favorite Stones covers from the setlists as well as chat about other aspects of the band. You won't want to miss it! Ian would also like to take a moment to note that this episode is being presented as a 70th birthday gift to his father, Bob, one of the most dedicated fans of The Rolling Stones!
Jul 19, 2019
Episode 08: Under Review - New Earth Mud
Welcome back for Episode 08! This week, David & Ian discuss Chris Robinson's first solo project, the 2002 release "New Earth Mud." As is the style with the Under Review series, the guys go track by track and really get into the embryonic era of CR's career outside of The Black Crowes. They've got a great giveaway this week too, so check it out!
Jul 03, 2019
Episode 07: Crowesbase Delight
Welcome back for Episode 07! This week's episode finds David and Ian partaking in a pastime all Amoricans have enjoyed over the years: crafting their ultimate setlist! The guys compare notes and justify their picks to answer the age-old question: what would the setlist be for the best Black Crowes show?
Jun 21, 2019
Episode 06: Tall Tales, Volume I (Special Guest: Dave Chamberlin)
This week, David & Ian are joined by the show's first official guest, Mr. Dave Chamberlain, for the first installment of Tall Tales, in which fans, friends and members discuss their personal TBC related experiences! Dave dedicates his time to Nuci's Space (, a non-profit organization that maintains a health and resource center for musicians affected by mental and other brain-based illnesses. Thanks for listening!
Jun 12, 2019
Episode 05: Cover Me With a Good Dream (Volume I)
Welcome back for Episode 05! This week, David & Ian start the "Cover Me With a Good Dream" series, in which the band's vast canon of cover song selections is discussed and some of their favorites are chosen! Think we left something out? E-mail your picks to:
Jun 05, 2019
Episode 04: Under Review: Lions
Welcome back for Episode 4! This week, David and Ian discuss the relatively quiet state of affairs in the Black Crowes universe, then dive into the first in a series of in-depth album discussions. The first album up is perhaps the most divisive release in the Black Crowes catalog, 2001's Lions. It's a risky start to the series, but will hopefully bring light to an album that stands above its reputation. Thanks for tuning in!
May 26, 2019
Episode 03: Riff Raff, Volume I
Welcome back for Episode 3! Rich Robinson and Marc Ford are one of the most underrated guitar duos of our generation. Rich's riffs and Marc's solos played a huge role in the success of The Black Crowes. David and Ian discuss some of their favorite contributions from these guys. They also discuss a recent Steve Gorman interview that is circulating. It doesn't sound like Steve would be up for a reunion... Congratulations to Jason Flom who won our first giveaway last week! There will be many more opportunities to win starting next week. The podcast is finally up on iTunes. Please subscribe via your preferred platform. Stay TALL!
May 19, 2019
Episode 02: Ladies & Gentlemen...
Things are going full steam ahead as David and Ian address the current rumor mill surrounding the band before venturing into the topic at hand: the best in-concert intro songs from TBC and its surrounding family! Email us at: For show-related playlists, check out out on Spotify! Twitter: @stateofamorica Facebook: State of Amorica Podcast Instagram: stateofamorica
May 10, 2019
Episode 01: Why The Black Crowes?
Welcome to the debut episode of State of Amorica! Your hosts David Hudson and Ian Rice introduce themselves to you this week and tell you what to expect from them in the future. We hope you will come along the ride. Twitter @stateofamorica Instagram State of Amorica Podcast Facebook The State of Amorica Podcast
May 03, 2019