Eddie Harsch, Keyboardist For The Magpie Salute, Black Crowes, Passes At 59
November 4, 2016 at 11:24 AM (PT)
EDDIE HARSCH, keyboardist for the recently formed THE MAGPIE SALUTE and a former member of THE BLACK CROWES, has passed away at the age of 59.
THE MAGPIE SALUTE's RICH ROBINSON stated: "It is with the saddest of hearts that we bid farewell to our dear friend EDDIE HARSCH. EDDIE was a brilliant musician, with a beautiful heart. We should remember him for his music, his great sense of humor, and his positive outlook on life. We ask that everyone please respect the privacy of EDDIE's family at this time. Let's honor him by celebrating his musical contributions to the world, and by sending positive thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Our hearts will forever remain with our musical brother."
THE MAGPIE SALUTE's sold-out four-night engagement at the GRAMERCY THEATRE in NEW YORK (JANUARY 19th through 22nd) will take place as planned. The band consists of three key members from THE BLACK CROWES -- guitarist/vocalist RICH ROBINSON, guitarist MARC FORD and bassist SVEN PIPIEN -- with members of RICH's own band: drummer JOE MAGISTRO, keyboardist MATT SLOCUM, and backing vocalists ADRIEN REJU and KATRINE OTTOSEN, along with some other friends TBA.
Born in TORONTO, HARSCH was also a member of the DETROIT-based jam band BULLDOG from 2002 to 2005, during a hiatus from THE BLACK CROWES, for whom he play keyboards from 1991 to 2006, when he was replaced by ROB CLORES and, eventually, ADAM MacDOUGALL. In the '80s, HARSCH played with bluesman JAMES COTTON and also played bass for the DETROIT COBRAS.