Former Black Crowes drummer and founding member, Steve Gorman is celebrating a birthday today. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on August 17, 1965. Happy 54th Birthday to one of Portland’s favorite musicians and one of WBLM’s best friends in the biz!

He has already had quite a birthday week of celebrating leading up to today. This past Wednesday night, Steve Gorman played with the ageless and superb, Ringo Starr at the Met in Philadelphia. Watch Steve on the kit to the left of his buddy Gregg Bissonette also on drums as they keep time for With A Little Help From My Friends/Give Peace A Chance. So cool!

Watch this high-quality video from YouTube user Jim Powers! Peace and Love!

 

Steve Gorman's band these days is Trigger Hippy. They have a new album and tour coming soon. He also is releasing the book "Hard To Handle: The Life And Death Of The Black Crowes" on September 24. We're looking forward to that. Steve will give it to us straight for sure, the good and the bad.

At the beginning of 2015, we were very bummed to hear the news that our good friends for 25 years, the Black Crowes had decided to call it quits. Thankfully we have so many great memories of shows in Portland over the past two decades, from the first one at T-Birds in April 1990 to the last ones at the State Theatre in October 2013, for WBLM’s 40th Anniversary.

When the break-up news started circulating, drummer and founding member Steve Gorman decided to give us a call. He rang up WBLM  to say “damn man, Portland always was awesome” and “jumped out of the gate, right in the top of the hill and they rode it all the way down with us!”

Steve is absolutely one of the best drummers alive today and one helluva kind and thoughtful guy…it was very nice of him to call and give us the story during such a sensitive time.

Here's the conversation that aired with Steve reflecting on the break-up and the memories of the Black Crowes in Portland.