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See Charlie Starr fitting right in as guitarist in the Black Crowes

As much as we love seeing Charlie Starr in his natural home heading Blackberry Smoke, it's undeniable he makes for a great Crowe here. His playing as guest guitarist fits right in alongside the Robinson brothers, bassist  Sven Pipien, keyboardist Joel Robinow and drummer Brian Griffin here in this footage from the band's 4 May show at LA's Whiskey A Go Go.

The show was celebrating the release of new covers EP 1972 – and Starr shines especially bright on their version of David Bowie's Moonage Daydream and his soaring playing with a Les Paul Goldtop is a highlight of the band's take on The Faces' You Wear It Well. We certainly won't be complaining if they make this a permanent arrangement. 

I don't want digital things… f**k your computer, man" – The Black Crowes on keeping it analogue covering Bowie, Bolan and the Rolling Stones on new EP 1972

Rob Laing
Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.